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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.
Blood utilization practice guidelines can save millions of dollars, reduce blood wastage

Blood utilization practice guidelines can save millions of dollars, reduce blood wastage

Rural hospitals may work well for straightforward surgeries in relatively healthy patients

Rural hospitals may work well for straightforward surgeries in relatively healthy patients

Pediatric surgeons who perform very few procedures after graduation may have hard time in the long run

Pediatric surgeons who perform very few procedures after graduation may have hard time in the long run

Antibiotic treatment for mild appendicitis does not increase risk for complications

Antibiotic treatment for mild appendicitis does not increase risk for complications

Study examines effect of nonoperative treatment for appendicitis

Study examines effect of nonoperative treatment for appendicitis

New Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients

New Cleveland Clinic study shows bariatric surgery is safe option for managing type 2 diabetes in overweight or mildly obese patients

Weight-loss surgery may be safe for managing type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity

Weight-loss surgery may be safe for managing type 2 diabetes in patients with mild obesity

NanoString Technologies will donate to honor cancer survivors featured in its newest campaign

NanoString Technologies will donate to honor cancer survivors featured in its newest campaign

Study finds significant decline in CT usage at children's hospitals for common childhood diagnoses

Study finds significant decline in CT usage at children's hospitals for common childhood diagnoses

Antibiotic treatment not better than appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Antibiotic treatment not better than appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis

WHO report: Percentage of obese population set to rise in European nations

WHO report: Percentage of obese population set to rise in European nations

Controlling acute and chronic pain in women

Controlling acute and chronic pain in women

Surgical treatment of obesity, diabetes as safe as other commonly performed surgical procedures

Surgical treatment of obesity, diabetes as safe as other commonly performed surgical procedures

Covidien expands Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio

Covidien expands Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio

New algorithm eliminates exposure to radiation when diagnosing children with acute appendicitis

New algorithm eliminates exposure to radiation when diagnosing children with acute appendicitis

Use of minimally invasive surgery varies widely across US hospitals

Use of minimally invasive surgery varies widely across US hospitals

Antibiotics present a safe option for treating children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Antibiotics present a safe option for treating children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Study: Patients more likely to die in hospitals when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

Study: Patients more likely to die in hospitals when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

EvergreenHealth named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals in three specialty areas

EvergreenHealth named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals in three specialty areas

Researchers develop new guidelines to govern amount of blood ordered for surgical patients

Researchers develop new guidelines to govern amount of blood ordered for surgical patients