Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix, due to which the Appendix may need to be removed. As the appendix is a vestigial (unnecessary) organ, the removal causes no difference to the internal working of your abdominal organ systems.
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Low-grade fever
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Can cause tissue death
- The appendix may rupture causing bacteria to spread through the abdomen, resulting in other infections
- Decreased blood supply to the appendix wall (the tissue that encapsulates the appendix) causing pain
- In a laparoscopic appendectomy, 1 to 3 incisions are made in the abdomen region to insert a laparoscope and other surgical instruments. The surgeon operates with the aid of video data and removes the appendix through the incisions. This procedure involves minimal tissue damage, fewer post-operative infections, almost no scarring and quick recovery.
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