What is appendicitis? Do we still operate systematically?

which is a small outgrowth in colon, called “cecum”. Without special function known to date, it could have been useful to our ancestors, whose diet was richer in fiber. Although quite simple, the operation of appendicitis is no longer systematic because of the progress of diagnosis and progress in means of treatment. The risks of the surgery also weigh heavily as surgery is never trivial. Appendicitis in detail Inflammation of the appendix is characterized by and lower abdomen sometimes accompanied by a fever.

It is generally more common in women and rarer in people of African descent. Although its cause is not yet well determined, appendicitis is more of an obstruction than an inflammation. But if it is not detected and treated in time,tear and the intestinal contents (a multitude of bacteria) can spread into the abdominal cavity.

 A serious infection can result which can put the life of the patient in danger. In addition, there is nothing to prevent appendicitis and the only definitive treatment is appendectomy, which consists of removing the appendix surgically under general anesthesia. Both forms of appendicitis With the current means, the diagnosis has improved and the interventions are less invasive. Medicine has simple and complicated.

The difference being that the second is accompanied by necrosis and sometimes perforation while the first allows a simple antibiotic treatment. The scanner makes it possible to diagnose these two forms and thus facilitates the diagnosis. An ultrasound can also offer the same result and offers the advantage of avoiding scanner irradiation in children For complicated appendicitis, two surgical techniques can be used, either under general anesthesia to open and remove the appendix, or by laparoscopy where a small incision is sufficient to introduce the instruments with an optical fiber connected to a mini-camera to identify themselves.

This last technique has become the most used to guarantee better visibility, reduced scars and fewer postoperative complications. An alternative to the operation With the advances of current medicine, surgical intervention of appendicitis is no longer required, especially for children. A scientific journal of American surgery has published a study of 77 young people (aged 7 to 17) on the obligation to operate. This study left the choice to the parents to decide to make a surgical intervention or a medicinal treatment. Other work, such as that of the International Journal of Medicine, also shows that it is possible to no longer systematically perform uncomplicated appendicitis. With the accurate report of the scanner, the differentiation between a simple and complicated appendicitis records a very low rate of error. Patients who thus escape the risks and constraints of surgery,

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