Appendicectomy

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Appendicectomy as a Therapy for Ulcerative Proctitis   -  Jul 7, 2009
Correspondence: Terry Dorcen Bolin, MD, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FRACP, DCH (Lond), Gastrointestinal and Liver Unit, The Prince of Wales Hospital, ... Nature.com

Appendicectomy as a Therapy for Ulcerative Proctitis   -  Oct 1, 2009
OBJECTIVES: Available data regarding whether appendicectomy performed after the onset of ulcerative colitis can modulate its clinical course are currently ... Nature.com

Ulcerative colitis cured by appendicectomy   -  Jul 9, 2009
...by Michael Woodhead. Up to 90% of patients with ulcerative colitis may have their symptoms resolved or improved after having their appendix taken out, ... 6minutes

Scarless Appendicectomy -is it possible?   -  Jun 27, 2008
Appendicectomy is the commonest surgery in the abdominal region. Till recently it was performed by a small incision ( of varying length) called McBurney's ... MedIndia

… Connection: Bilateral ureteral obstruction after appendicectomy.   -  Feb 1, 2005
Case Report Bilateral ureteral obstruction after appendicectomy Bilateral ureteral obstruction after appendicectomy Acute renal failure due to bilateral ... Subscription - Surgeon - EBSCO Publishing

A Retrospective Review Of Appendicectomy Management In A UK …   -  Apr 10, 2006
A Retrospective Review Of Appendicectomy Management In A UK Teaching Hospital A Retrospective Review Of Appendicectomy Management In A UK Teaching Hospital ... Subscription - Internet Journal of Surgery - EBSCO Publishing

Appendicectomy delay okay, but be cautious   -  May 26, 2006
By Helen Carter. DELAYING appendicectomy by up to 24 hours does not worsen outcomes in selected adults with acute appendicitis, a US study suggests. ... Pay-Per-View - Australian Doctor - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Mangalore: Minimal Access Surgery Launched at KMC   -  Jan 14, 2008
MAS can be effectively used for many general surgery procedures including common ones like piles, hernia repair, gallbladder removal and appendicectomy. ... Daijiworld.com

Long-term hospital attendance of children and adults who have …   -  Oct 1, 2005
Conclusions People with normal appendices at emergency appendicectomy show ... Major life events commonly precede appendicectomy in adults (Creed, 1989; ... British Journal of Psychiatry (subscript...

Retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy for giant hydronephrosis in pregnancy   -  Feb 9, 2007
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicectomy and laparoscopic management of ... Early studies of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy during ... Nature.com

Signs and symptoms still best guide to appendicitis   -  Apr 17, 2008
In a retrospective review of 737 appendicectomy patients between 1998 and 2005 they found that there was no difference in negative rates between those who ... 6minutes

Image of the Month—Diagnosis   -  Feb 2, 2009
There is controversy about the use of laparoscopic appendicectomy to remove appendiceal mucocoeles, with some authors believing this to be a ... Archives of Surgery

Gastroenterology; Appendiceal neoplasm management strategies …   -  Sep 19, 2006
Most are cured by simple appendicectomy if the tumor is less than 2 cm in size and does not involve the resection margin or mesoappendix. ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Can time ease grief? Seeking solace 20 years after the passing of...   -  Dec 12, 2005
It lingers below the surface, just as my appendicectomy scar does beneath my clothes. I am always aware of it but occasionally I am struck by its still ... Times Online

Trainee surgeons should carry out more operations 'to improve safety'   -  Nov 30, 2008
Chris Wright, who works at Darent Valley Hospital, in Dartford, found that patients were as safe receiving an appendicectomy from a trainee surgeon as a ... Telegraph.co.uk

Take up surgery with a smile   -  Aug 27, 2005
Common surgeries like appendicectomy, cholecystectomy (for Gall bladder stones) mesh repair for hernia, adhesiolysis, sterlization for women, ... The Hindu

Cushing's syndrome caused by an occult source: difficulties in...   -  Jan 1, 2007
...to the retroperitoneum and ileal mesentery was found at laparotomy and removed at appendicectomy with en bloc resection of the adherent mesentery. ... Nature.com

PM Lee: I am honoured and happy   -  May 17, 2009
As a teenager, I had an appendicectomy. My doctor told me that he was happiest treating young patients, because often he could cure them completely, ... AsiaOne

Ask the doctor: What are the hidden dangers in a Caesarean?   -  Sep 1, 2008
But this isn't usually a problem after an appendicectomy because your appendix scar (and any adhesions) will be across to the right, and the incision for a ... Daily Mail

Fetus or foetus?   -  Feb 12, 2009
..."bitumen" over "asphalt" "blacktop" or "tarmac" (except in the sense of the apron at an aerodrome), "appendicectomy" over "appendectomy", "pathology", ... 6minutes

March 03 - March 07 2008 « SHORTLAND STREET EPISODES « tvnz.co. …   -  Mar 3, 2008
Alice is terrified as Joey prepares to perform an appendicectomy on her. Lara informs Craig of her suspicion that Joey has abducted Alice. ... TVNZ

Captain Jang Sung-Woo   -  Sep 18, 2009
One sailor even underwent an appendicectomy on the destroyer. “Allied forces gave high marks to the Korean Navy's capabilities and assigned us to the most ... JoongAng Daily

Journal Gems   -  Mar 10, 2009
Appendicectomy is linked to a reduced risk of ulcerative colitis, but the reduction is related to the underlying appendicitis, not the operation, ... 6minutes

Torsion of the epiploic appendix: An unusual cause of acute abdomen.(...   -  Apr 1, 2007
This also highlights the importance of doing appendicectomy with concomitant diagnostic laparoscopy since many pathologies closely mimics appendicitis. ... Free with registration - Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - AccessMyLibrary.com

Plain tales GP newspaper,   -  Dec 8, 2006
The letter read: 'He had open appendicectomy via a midline laparotomy incision (intrahepatic finding was of badly inflamed appendix and also adhesions). ... Healthcare Republic - Healthcare Republic

Clinical: Presentations of keloid scarring.   -  May 25, 2007
This woman complained about the appearance of her scar seven weeks after an appendicectomy. The diagnosis is rarely in doubt but, if necessary, ... Free with registration - GP - AccessMyLibrary.com

Single-dose antibiotics reduce appendectomy complications   -  Jul 21, 2005
Antibiotics versus placebo for prevention of postoperative infection after appendicectomy. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3 ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Role of water-soluble contrast study in adhesive small bowel obstructi...   -  Mar 1, 2007
Appendicectomy was the most common preceding surgery (34.3%) followed by gynaecological surgery (31.2%) and others combined (34.5%). ... Free with registration - Indian Journal of Surgery - AccessMyLibrary.com

Forces 'mistakenly' kill Swat journalist   -  Nov 10, 2008
...“His daughter underwent appendicectomy at Al-Shifa Hospital and we were fired at while returning from there. I asked him to stop the car and as he stopped, ... News International - The News International

Technology Insight: telementoring and telesurgery in urology   -  Oct 25, 2006
22 New approaches to laparoscopy are undergoing animal trials, including the endoluminal and transgastric routes for cholecystectomy, appendicectomy and ... Nature.com

SMC eyes major bite of health tourism cake   -  Apr 17, 2005
Asked on the types of treatment sought by these foreign patients, he said they included tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils), appendicectomy ... Daily Express

The quiet heroes: As Dunkirk fells, the medics left to tend the dying...   -  Oct 14, 2009
For an appendicectomy, Captain Stanley Pavillard laid out his instruments: a cut-throat razor, rusty scissors, three artery forceps and some catgut. ... Daily Mail

Charging through the ice - Postcards from Antarctica   -  Nov 2, 2005
PS: the appendicectomy patient has made a very good recovery and should be back diving in about 4 weeks from now. ABC Regional Online - ABC Regional Online

Anaphylactic shock: the great mimic.(Disease/Disorder overview)   -  Mar 1, 2007
At induction of general anesthesia for an appendicectomy, she was given thiopental, fentanyl and suxamethonium. Within minutes of this, ... $4.95 - Southern Medical Journal - ECNext

appendectomy | Definition of appendectomy | HighBeam.com: Online …   -  Jul 12, 2006
...ap·pen·dec·to·my / ˌæpənˈdektəmē / ( Brit. also appendicectomy /. Read all of this article with a FREE trial. Related newspaper, magazine, and journal ... Pay-Per-View - Oxford American College Dictionary - HighBeam Research

Pass the scalpel - Postcards from Antarctica   -  Oct 24, 2005
Last Friday I had to perform an appendicectomy on a fellow expeditioner. This was the first time since 1994 that such an operation has been performed. ... ABC Regional Online - ABC Regional Online

Appendicitis just a quick hospital visit   -  Jun 25, 2008
During the first half of the 20th century, surgeons did a simple early appendicectomy and the patient was home within a week. ... Gold Coast News - goldcoast.com.au

A team led by surgeons and midwives at the Norfolk and Norwich …   -  Oct 16, 2006
Traditionally people who undergo a straightforward appendicectomy, which happens in about 70pc of cases, stay in hospital for two to three days. ... Pay-Per-View - Evening News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Surgical theatre, gifted performances: the changing moral economy of ...   -  Mar 1, 2005
Consider for a moment a patient in one of our ERs [emergency rooms] who needs, for example, an appendicectomy. Unless she is privately insured, ... Free with registration - Journal of Australian Studies - AccessMyLibrary.com

Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia & Anti Reflux Specialty Services from Dr....   -  Dec 23, 2008
His other services include laparotomy, laparoscopic & open appendicectomy, splenectomy and hernia repair. ... PR Urgent

Strong family risk for IBD.(inflammatory bowel disease)(Brief Article)   -  Mar 11, 2005
Maternal illness in pregnancy and sharing a bedroom were also linked to an increased risk of ulcerative colitis, whereas appendicectomy appeared to reduce ... Free with registration - GP - AccessMyLibrary.com

Health A Weekly column prepared by Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital Inc   -  Jan 13, 2008
The surgical procedure for the removal of the appendix is called an appendicectomy (also known as an appendectomy). Often now the operation can be performed ... Stabroek News

On 'Gypsies' and hospital lists   -  Dec 5, 2009
Health care has come a long way and we take a simple appendicectomy for granted. People used to die of appendicitis. Moreover nobody is giving money for ... Malta Independent Online

First steps on Antarctic soil - Postcards from Antarctica   -  Oct 26, 2005
The patient, post appendicectomy which I performed aboard the Aurora Australis, was safely delivered into the care of Dr. Eve Merfield. ... ABC Regional Online - ABC Regional Online

Personal view: Tim Benson   -  Aug 26, 2009
For example, the concept Laparoscopic Appendicectomy is defined in terms of three other concepts; it is (1) an excision of (2) the appendix (3) using a ... E-Health Europe

A matter of urgency   -  Jun 12, 2009
It is 10 times safer than childbirth, and around 200 times safer than an appendicectomy. Around 66 per cent of pregnancies in Australia are unplanned, ... Pharmacy News

Mum sues Royal Sussex County Hospital over 'botched' appendix op   -  Nov 30, 2009
She was admitted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton on November 20, 2006, and had an appendicectomy the next day. ... Argus.co.uk - The Argus.co.uk

EBSCOhost Connection: Stump appendicitis: A rare but important entity.   -  Feb 1, 2005
...lower quadrant pain in a 35-year-oid male who underwent an appendicectomy 14 years previously is presented. Recurrent appendicitis with perforation ... ... Subscription - Surgeon - EBSCO Publishing

Article: Imaging can aid diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis.(Infectio...   -  Jul 1, 2005
F. Goulder, T. Simpson Aims: Evaluation of the pediatric appendicitis score (PAS), in all patients who had an appendicectomy ... aim of this study was to ... Pay-Per-View - Pediatric News - HighBeam Research

EBSCOhost Connection: Subserosal Appendicular Stripping.   -  Jul 1, 2005
Subserosal Appendicular Stripping Subserosal Appendicular Stripping Appendicectomy in patients with acute on chronic or recurrent appendicitis is difficult ... Subscription - Internet Journal of Surgery - EBSCO Publishing

Russian finance minister plans to attend G8 meeting in UK after...   -  Nov 25, 2005
Moscow, 25 November: On Wednesday [23 November] Russian Finance Minister Aleksey Kudrin underwent appendicectomy, his press secretary Gennadiy Yezhov has ... $2.95 - BBC Archive - NewsBank

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Spoiler zu der Serie aus USA   -  Nov 20, 2009
Immoblien-Tycoon aus der Stadt schnappen, Die Episode trägt den Titel „'Appendicitement“ (kleiner Hinweis: Appendicectomy ist eine Blinddarmentfernung). ... serienjunkies.de

Prevention has its place, but sometimes a cure is needed   -  Aug 12, 2005
...sequelae are uncommon, although misdiagnosis often results in unnecessary appendicectomy — particularly hazardous in a patient of Dominic's dimensions. ... Pay-Per-View - Australian Doctor - Factiva, from Dow Jones



Background information on Appendicectomy [When available]

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 recognised that many cases will resolve when treated conservatively. In some cases the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix. This is a relative contraindication to surgery.

Appendicectomy may be performed laparoscopically or as an open operation. Laparoscopy is often used if the diagnosis is in doubt, or if it is desirable to hide the scars in the umbilicus or in the pubic hair line. Recovery may be a little quicker with laparoscopic surgery; the procedure is more expensive and resource-intensive than open surgery and generally takes a little longer, with the (low in most patients) additional risks associated with pneumoperitoneum (inflating the abdomen with gas). Advanced pelvic sepsis occasionally requires a lower midline laparotomy.

In general terms, the procedure for an open appendicectomy is as follows.

Antibiotics are given immediately if there are signs of sepsis, otherwise a single dose of prophylactic intravenous antibiotics is given immediately prior to surgery.

General anaesthesia is induced, with endotracheal intubation and full muscle relaxation, and the patient is positioned supine.

The abdomen is prepared and draped and is examined under anaesthesia. If a mass is present, the incision is made over the mass; otherwise, the incision is made over McBurney's point, one third of the way from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and the umbilicus; this represents the position of the base of the appendix (the position of the tip is variable).

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