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Appendicitis: treatments

The only treatment is surgical appendectomy. Spontaneous evolution is the formation of an abscess that is likely to perforate in the abdominal cavity and the appendicitis crisis becomes more difficult peritonitis to treat.

Surgery is necessary and is usually a simple procedure when appendicitis is taken on time. In order to be able to do the general anesthesia, the operation can sometimes be delayed by several hours if the person is not fasting.

Endoscopic surgery is today a treatment practiced by many surgical teams: it has the merit of making only 3 small holes (5 mm) in the abdominal wall and in the navel to let the instruments (scissors, forceps). .) and the endoscopy mini-camera.

The postoperative course of appendicitis is rarely complicated and intestinal transit resumes quickly. But classical surgery still exists: a small incision of a few centimeters is made in the right iliac fossa to remove the appendix. Sometimes the appendix is ​​misplaced and you have to enlarge the incision, which can leave more scars. If the operation does not present any complications, the patient remains approximately 48 hours in the hospital.

If appendicitis was complicated by peritonitis, the follow-up may be more complex, the hospitalization longer.
It may happen that the surgical procedure corrects the diagnosed diagnosis of appendicitis especially mesenteric adenolymphitis which is an inflammation of the ganglia in the abdomen. But the surgeon can not afford to miss an appendicitis, here the clinical signs are the same as for appendicitis with more angina in the days preceding the appendicitis pseudo-crisis.

It may also happen that Meckel's diverticulum causes a pseudo-crisis of appendicitis; it is a diverticulum that is present in some people on their small intestines. So, you have to remove it too.

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