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Appendectomy
68 pages
Appendectomy

In some cases the appendicitis resolves completely; more often, an inflammatory mass forms around the appendix. This is a relative contraindication to surgery.

Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
670 pages
Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery

In 1982, almost exactly 300 years after the first description of appendicitis by Heister (1683), Semm performed the first laparoscopic incidental appendectomy by transecting the appendix between two endoloops. Laparoscopic surgery has subsequently evolved and firmly established itself in the surgical practice and routine. While there is still ongoing debate about what the best indications for and technical aspects of the procedure are, there has been ample documentation in the ...

Current Review of Minimally Invasive Surgery
234 pages
Current Review of Minimally Invasive Surgery

laparoscopic appendectomy vs $1514open appendectomy, P < 0.001) and for totalhospital charges (median: $5430 laparoscopic appendectomy vs $3673 open appendectomy, P < 0.001). These results werealso supported by the prospective study performed by Vallinaand coworkers[43], who showed thatthe average cost of laparoscopic appendectomy was 30% greater than that of open appendectomy. Likewise, results ($5430 ±$1944for open appendectomy vs $6838 ± $2572for ...

Handbook of Medical-surgical Nursing
1014 pages
Handbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

With rare exceptions, the only effective treatment for acute appendicitis is appendectomy, the surgical removal of an inflamed vermiform appendix. Commonly performed in an emergency, this surgery aims to prevent imminent rupture or perforation of the appendix. When completed before these complications can occur, appendectomy is generally effective and uneventful. If the appendix ruptures or perforates before surgery, its infected contents spill into the peritoneal cavity, possibly ...

Surgical Laparoscopy
844 pages
Surgical Laparoscopy

This is a clear advantage to the conventional open appendectomy, where vi- 14 sualization of the peritoneal cavity is limited. A thorough view of the abdominal cavity is essential to evaluate other causes of abdominal pain. Although patients who undergo 15. laparoscopic appendectomy appear to recover more quickly and have less postoperative pain, the literature on this re- 16 mains mixed. Whether there is increased cost to the laparoscopic approach is also unclear because the ...

Appendectomy - News


Dux battled cancer, appendectomy
Dux battled cancer, appendectomy They told her to come back once she had recovered from the appendectomy. It was only after she returned from her September holidays that her parents agreed she should go in for the check-up. The doctors found cancer on one of her kidneys. She went 

This or the Apocalypse Drummer Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy
Pennsylvania metalcore band This or the Apocalypse had to cancel their West Chester, Pa., show last night, when their drummer Aaron Maloney needed immediate medical care. This morning the band updated fans and explained that Maloney needed 

Cost of an appendectomy? Reddit user posts $55000 bill
Cost of an appendectomy? Reddit user posts $55000 bill How much could hospitals charge in the event of a medical emergency? According to one angry Reddit user, his bill for treating appendicitis and the resulting appendectomy procedure was $55,000. Twenty-year-old Nick Gonzales had his appendix removed 

Calif. man's $55000 appendectomy bill goes viral
January 2, 2014, 9:00 AM |After receiving a $55,000 hospital bill following an appendectomy, 20-year-old Nic Gonzalez took his gripe over the high-priced health care online to Reddit where it went viral. KOVR's Derek Shore reports.

WSU Basketball: DaVonte Lacy out after appendectomy
WSU Basketball: DaVonte Lacy out after appendectomy Lacy leads the Cougars in offensive rating (124), 3-point percentage (41 percent), and effective field goal percentage (62 percent). That has translated to a career-high 18.9 points per game. While WSU may be able to weather the loss of Lacy against