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Acute Appendicitis

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Acute Appendicitis is an acute inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

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Google previewBlueprints Q and As for Step 2 (2007)

by Michael S. Clement

Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency, and it is the most common surgical emergency in children and adolescents. Clinical findings include abdominal pain that usually begins periumbilically and localizes to the right lower ...

Google previewStep-Up to Medicine (2012)

by Steven S. Agabegi, Elizabeth D. Agabegi

Acute appendicitis is a clinical diagnosis. 2. Laboratory findings (mild leukocytosis) are only supportive. 3. Imaging studies may be helpful if diagnosis uncertain or in atypical presentations. a. CT scan (sensitivity 98% to 100%)— lowers the ...

Google previewGray's Anatomy for Students (2009)

by Richard Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam W. M. Mitchell

At the junction of the ascending and transverse colon is the right colic flexure, which is just inferior to the right lobe Appendicular artery In the clinic Thickened wall Appendicitis Acute appendicitis is an abdominal emergency. It usually occurs ...

Google previewSmith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children (2010)

Expert Consult Premium by Peter J. Davis, Franklyn P. Cladis, Etsuro K. Motoyama

Acute appendicitis is a common condition in children. Although the mortality from acute appendicitis is rare (case-fatality ratio, 0.3%) (Addiss et al., 1990), morbidity (peritonitis, abscess formation, wound infection) is related to the state of the ...

Google previewThe Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Part II - Lower Digestive Tract (2016)

by James C Reynolds

Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency and a frequent cause of an acute abdomen. The vermiform appendix is located near the ileocecal valve and at the base of the cecum. Although the base of the ...

Google previewSleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (2010)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

Acute appendicitis is a ubiquitous problem. In adult patients younger than 60 years, acute appendicitis accounts for 25% of admissions to the hospital from the emergency department for abdominal pain.20 The overall ...

Google previewPrimary Care (2012)

A Collaborative Practice by Terry Mahan Buttaro, JoAnn Trybulski, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook

Acute appendicitis is an inflammatory disease of the wall of the appendix that may result in perforation with subsequent peritonitis. In the United States, appendicitis occurs in approximately 7% of the population; but in other countries, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Acute appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, which is a long intestinal diverticulum arising from the cecum approximately 3 cm below the ileocecal wall. It constitutes the most common cause of acute abdominal pain requiring surgical ...

Google previewA dictionary of treatment (1920)

including medical and surgical therapeutics by Sir William Whitla

Acute Appendicitis, primarily and essentially an inflammation of the appendix spreading to the peritoneal coating, is characterised by a continuous pain beginning in the right iliac fossa, tenderness and rigidity. Vomiting is not a common ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

Acute appendicitis normally requires urgent surgery. A second form is chronic appendicitis, where the appendix is continually slightly inflamed, giving a permanent dull pain or a feeling of indigestion 0 appendicular skeleton noun part of the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

At times, however, the lining membrane of the appendix is directly attacked, and acute appendicitis may supervene. Under other circumstances catarrhal changes of mild degree persist and lead to chronic appendicitis. Dysentery and typhoid ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

Causes include a perforated viscera, acute appendicitis, diverticulitis or intestinal obstruction. acute confusional state sudden-onset confusion with loss of awareness and disorientation due to a physical or metabolic disturbance affecting brain ...

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