Appendicitis Treatment and Symptoms
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.
... Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small pouch attached to your large intestine. ...
Appendicitis, or epityphlitis, is a condition characterised by inflammation ...
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1-2 of 2Causes
... It''s not always clear why appendicitis occurs. Sometimes it''s the result of an obstruction when food waste or a hard piece of stool (fecal stone) becomes trapped in an orifice of the cavity that run...
Screening and diagnosis
... The pain from appendicitis may change over time, so establishing a diagnosis can sometimes be difficult. In addition, abdominal pain can arise from a number of health problems other than appendicitis....
1-2 of 2Complications
... The most serious complication of appendicitis is an infection of the lining of your abdominal cavity (peritonitis). This may occur if your appendix ruptures (perforates) and the contents of your intes...
... If you have acute appendicitis, you''ll need to have your appendix surgically removed (appendectomy). Your surgeon may perform traditional open surgery, using a single long abdominal incision, or choo...
1-2 of 8 more...Appendicitis in Children
... Appendicitis occurs when the appendix, an appendage (extension) of the colon, becomes obstructed and infected, resulting in bacterial overgrowth. In 20 percent to 30 percent of children, this infectio...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
... What is appendicitis?Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a small, finger-like tube located where the large and small intestine join. The appendix has no known function. It is not known wh...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
... The appendix is a small, tube-like structure attached to the first part of the large intestine, also called the colon. The appendix is located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. It has no know...
- Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
- A prospective study of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of appendicitis (Google Health)
- Abdominal Pain, Short-Term (American Academy of Family Physicians)