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Abstract

Despite numerous methods of wound care post appendectomy, no definite technique documented
to be the best. Wound irrigation under pressure with syringe is regarded recently as an
acceptable physical and biological way to prevent post appendectomy wound infection. This
study compares the best of several method of wound infection prevention on 418 patients subjected
to appendectomy and divided in different groups, including the use of systemic antibiotic,
local antibiotic, povidone iodine, and saline pressure irrigation. We concluded that: syringe
pressure irrigation to the wound significantly decrease post operative infection, and is
best in
comparison to other methods.