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Acute Appendicitis is an acute inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
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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 ...
Step-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 ...
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 ...
Gray'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 ...
Primary Care (2013)
A Collaborative Practice by Terry Mahan Buttaro
Acute appendicitis is an inflammatory disease ofthe wall ofthe appendix that may result in perforation with subsequent peritonitis.
The 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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press
Acute appendicitis, which became common in the 20th century, usually affects young people. The chief symptom is abdominal pain, first central and later (with ...
A 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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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