ABSTRACT – Appendix is a vestigial organ, an extension of the large intestine. In medical emergency, it is required...
Appendicitis also known as Appendix is a vestigial organ, an extension of the large intestine. In medical emergency, it is required to get operated and removed otherwise it might cause Appendix. The blockage increases pressure that leads to inflammation, swelling and pus formation in the appendix which results into Appendicitis.
Blockage at the opening of the appendix
GI tract infection leads to enlarged tissue in the wall of appendix
Stool, parasite, inflammatory bowel disease
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Pain on the right side of the lower abdomen
Pain while coughing, walking or during any physical movements
Constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
Bloating in the abdomen
Appendix removal by surgery is primarily the best treatment for Appendicitis.
The different types of surgeries are:
Laparoscopy or minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
Delayed surgery using antibiotics
If there is a painful pus formation known as Abscess in the appendix, it is drained first and then operated.