Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts, there is no effective medical therapy, so appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. When treated promptly, most patients recover without difficulty. If treatment is delayed, the appendix can burst, causing infection and even death. Appendicitis is the most common acute surgical emergency of the abdomen. Anyone can get appendicitis, but it occurs most often between the ages of 10 and 30.
A small, fingerlike pouch that sticks out from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine near the end of the small intestine).
Appendicitis as related to Appendix
- Appendicitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Appendicitis (also called epityphlitis) is inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis commonly presents with right iliac fossa abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and ...
- Appendix and Appendicitis
Appendicitis is a condition caused when the appendix in inflamed and in danger of bursting. You can read about appendicitis symptoms, appendicitis signs, …
- See Pictures of the Appendix, Appendicitis and …
Watch this slideshow on appendicitis to learn about the appendix and view its removal through a step-by-step laparoscopic appendectomy surgery.
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Causes. Appendicitis is a very common cause of emergency surgery. The problem most often occurs when the appendix becomes blocked by feces, a …
- Appendicitis: Click for Symptoms, Pain, and Recovery Time
The appendix is a small, worm-like appendage attached to the colon. Appendicitis occurs when bacteria invade and infect the wall of the appendix.
- Appendicitis - NHS Choices - Your health, your choices
Appendicitis is a swelling of the appendix, which causes pain in the abdomen. Watch this animation to learn about the causes and treatment of appendicitis.
- Appendix and Appendicitis Forum, Appendix and Appendicitis …
Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix) requires immediate medical attention, so it's important to learn its symptoms — and how they differ from a run-of-the ...
- Appendicitis - Diseases & Conditions - Medscape Reference
Appendicitis. Appendicitis is defined as an inflammation of the inner lining of the vermiform appendix that spreads to its other parts.