Definition of appendicitis
inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
Examples of appendicitis in the following topics:
- Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix .
- Pain first, vomiting next, and fever last has been described as the classic presentation of acute appendicitis.
- The histological findings of appendicitis are neutrophils in the muscularis propria.
- Acute appendicitis is typically managed by surgery to remove the appendix.
- Acute appendicitis has been shown to occur antecedent to cancer in the colon and rectum.
- Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix generally requiring surgical removal since if it ruptures, it can lead to peritonitis.
- The most common diseases of the appendix (in humans) are appendicitis and carcinoid tumors (appendiceal carcinoid).
- Appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix.
- Appendicitis requires removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy.
- This removal is normally performed as an emergency procedure when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis.
- In some cases, the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix.
- Peritonitis may be localized or generalized, and may result from infection (often due to rupture of a hollow organ as may occur in abdominal trauma or appendicitis) or from a non-infectious process.
- Examples include perforation of the distal esophagus, of the stomach by a peptic ulcer or gastric carcinoma, of the duodenum, of the remaining intestine by appendicitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), intestinal infarction, intestinal strangulation, colorectal carcinoma, or of the gallbladder.
- If properly treated, typical cases of surgically correctable peritonitis (e.g., perforated peptic ulcer, appendicitis, and diverticulitis) have a mortality rate of <10% in otherwise healthy patients, which rises to about 40% in the elderly, and/or in those with significant underlying illness, as well as in cases that present late (after 48 hours).
- Appendicitis is the result of a blockage that traps infectious material in the lumen.
- Changes that may appear in the small intestine include: appendicitis duodenal ulcers malabsoration of nutrients due to a variety of causes, including inflammatory bowel diseases, radiation enteritis, digestive failure, and malnutrition. maldigestion.
- Changes that may appear in the small intestine include appendicitis, duodenal ulcers, malabsorption, and maldigestion.