Treatments for Acute Appendicitis


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Treatment list for Acute Appendicitis: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Acute Appendicitis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Emergency hospitalization
  • Appendectomy - surgical removal of appendix
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy - surgery using miniature instruments

Treatment of Acute Appendicitis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Acute Appendicitis:

Treatments of Acute Appendicitis discussion: Treatment is surgery to remove the appendix, called appendectomy. Doctors are beginning to use laparoscopic surgery for appendectomy. This technique involves making several tiny cuts in the abdomen and inserting a miniature camera and surgical instruments. The surgeon then removes the appendix with the instruments, so there is no need to make a large incision in the abdomen. People can live a normal life without their appendix--no changes in diet, exercise, or other lifestyle factors are necessary. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Appendicitis: NIDDK

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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