An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix.
This is a small organ attached to the large intestine in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.
Appendicitis develops when the appendix becomes inflammed and infected. Symptoms in adults and children may include:
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Loose stools
- Nausea and vomiting
- Reduced appetite
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Treatment of appendicitis involves removal of the appendix hopefully before the inflammation causes the organ to rupture. The appendix is usually removed using a laparoscope through small incisions in the abdomen. However, more complex cases may require a open procedure through larger incisions. An overnight hospital stay is usually required.