Delayed diagnosis in case of acute appendicitis (AA) could lead to complicated intra-abdominal sepsis (IAS). Grading systems are not commonly employed in the clinical practice, because they are too complicated or too specific. Therefore, we suggest grading the severity of complicated IAS after AA with a simple system: TNM, an acronym borrowed by cancer staging where T indicates Temperature, N Neutrophils and M Multiple Organ Failure (MOF). This prospective observational study evaluates the predictive value of the TNM score on mortality of patients with complicated IAS after AA.

TNM: a simple classification system for complicated intra-abdominal sepsis after acute appendicitis

Schietroma, Mario;Romano, Lucia
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Mattei, Antonella;Fiasca, Fabiana;Carlei, Francesco;Giuliani, Antonio
2020

Abstract

Delayed diagnosis in case of acute appendicitis (AA) could lead to complicated intra-abdominal sepsis (IAS). Grading systems are not commonly employed in the clinical practice, because they are too complicated or too specific. Therefore, we suggest grading the severity of complicated IAS after AA with a simple system: TNM, an acronym borrowed by cancer staging where T indicates Temperature, N Neutrophils and M Multiple Organ Failure (MOF). This prospective observational study evaluates the predictive value of the TNM score on mortality of patients with complicated IAS after AA.
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