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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.
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

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Fact-checking president Trump’s State of the Union

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Fact-checking president Trump’s State of the Union

To boost bottom lines, single-payer may be just what these restaurateurs ordered

To boost bottom lines, single-payer may be just what these restaurateurs ordered

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery may cut genetic risk for developing breast cancer

Bariatric surgery may cut genetic risk for developing breast cancer

Metabolic surgery patients two times less likely to have recurrent and fatal heart attacks

Metabolic surgery patients two times less likely to have recurrent and fatal heart attacks

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals

Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses