Laparoscopic surgery compared to open surgery for suspected appendicitis | Cochrane - adult appendectomy

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adult appendectomy


An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix when it is infected. This condition is called appendicitis. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery.

The management of appendicitis in adults will be reviewed here. Appendicitis in children and pregnant women is discussed separately.

Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed, swollen, or infected, causing pain in the lower right side of your torso.

To examine whether delayed surgical intervention in adult patients with acute appendicitis is safe by correlating the interval from onset of symptoms to operation.