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An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute appendicitis. In the absence of surgical facilities, intravenous antibiotics are used to delay or avoid the onset of sepsis; it is now recognized that many cases will resolve when treated non-operatively. In some cases the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix. This is a relative contraindication to surgery.
PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

Outpatient antibiotic management of patients with appendicitis is safe, helps avoid surgery

Outpatient antibiotic management of patients with appendicitis is safe, helps avoid surgery

Study: Weight-loss surgery reduces cancer incidence and deaths

Study: Weight-loss surgery reduces cancer incidence and deaths

An anesthesiology practice’s busy day in court collecting on surprise bills

An anesthesiology practice’s busy day in court collecting on surprise bills

Non-surgical approach can be a routine treatment option for uncomplicated appendicitis cases

Non-surgical approach can be a routine treatment option for uncomplicated appendicitis cases

CODA trial: Antibiotics now accepted as first-line treatment for people with appendicitis

CODA trial: Antibiotics now accepted as first-line treatment for people with appendicitis

Virtual follow-up care more convenient than traditional in-person appointments for surgical patients

Virtual follow-up care more convenient than traditional in-person appointments for surgical patients

Nearly a quarter of pediatric patients need stronger pain treatment after surgery

Nearly a quarter of pediatric patients need stronger pain treatment after surgery

Study compares antibiotic-only treatment versus surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis

Study compares antibiotic-only treatment versus surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis

Antibiotics might be a feasible treatment option for appendicitis, shows study

Antibiotics might be a feasible treatment option for appendicitis, shows study

CODA trial shows antibiotics may be a good choice for certain patients with appendicitis

CODA trial shows antibiotics may be a good choice for certain patients with appendicitis

Antibiotic treatment is as good as appendectomy for a majority of adults with appendicitis

Antibiotic treatment is as good as appendectomy for a majority of adults with appendicitis

Study compares antibiotic therapy with surgery in patients with appendicitis

Study compares antibiotic therapy with surgery in patients with appendicitis

Study: Virtual follow-up care is just as beneficial as those who meet face-to-face

Study: Virtual follow-up care is just as beneficial as those who meet face-to-face

Pregnant women who underwent surgery for complicated appendicitis have significantly better outcomes

Pregnant women who underwent surgery for complicated appendicitis have significantly better outcomes

CT scans used at a higher rate in children with cognitive impairment to diagnose appendicitis

CT scans used at a higher rate in children with cognitive impairment to diagnose appendicitis

Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

ASMBS calls for safe and rapid resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery

ASMBS calls for safe and rapid resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments