General Information about Appendectomy

The appendix is a small, fingerlike or a worm like tube located where the large and small intestines join, it has no known function in

humans. The anatomical name for the appendix is Vermiform Appendix, which means worm-like appendage. Inflammation of the appendix called Appendicitis usually requires immediate medical attention. The surgical procedure of removal of the appendix is called Appendectomy.

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@Frank_73, Canada

If a patient is having a high grade fever at the same time wheezes due to history of asthma but oxygen saturation is 99% on 2L/min via nasal prong. Which should be dealt first? my ineffective breathing pattern or fever"? Whaat can fever do with regards to my acute appendicitis?

@sparky43, United States

how long should the durabond stay on the incesions?

@LeoRa, Netherlands

Are there any contra indications for an appendectomy?

@ramkk, India


@Erni93, United States

Is it true that swallowing types of seeds can cause appendicitis? Or if so, is it really really rare and I shouldn't worry about it?