TITLE

Chapter 33: APPENDIX

PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Understanding Surgery;2001, p128
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on appendectomy. Appendectomy for appendicitis can be done as an open procedure or laparoscopically. Both procedures cause scar. Surgeons usually place some drains in patients with ruptured appendicitis and administer antibiotics. Surgeons must consider other diseases when given several symptoms for appendicitis. They include acute mesenteric adenitis, ruptured corpus luteum ovarian cysts and Meckel's diverticulitis among others. The diagnosis for appendicitis is sometimes difficult. The acceptance diagnostic error is 15%.
ACCESSION #
21313765

 

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