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Table 1 The presenting complaints of the patients

From: Early appendectomy for appendicular mass: operative findings and outcome in 220 children—a developing country perspective

Symptoms Number of patients %
Abdominal pain 216 98.18
Vomiting 159 72.27
Fever 146 66.36
constipation 29 13.18
Nausea 13 5.91
Anorexia 11 5.00
Diarrhea 9 4.09
Abdominal distension 7 3.18
Dysuria 4 1.82
Cough 3 1.36
Hematemesis 1 0.45
Melena 1 0.45