Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which requires urgent and prompt treatment. Patients usually have persistent abdominal pain, vomiting or nausea and fever. It may also present with features of localized or diffuse peritonitis. Although essentially a clinical diagnosis, blood and urine parameters help as does an Ultrasound scan. CT scan however has the greater accuracy. Appendectomy by far is the only curative modality for appendicitis.
Infection due to blockage in the lining of the appendix resulting in rapid bacterial spread, leading to swelling and inflammation of the appendix with accumulation of pus
Appendicitis if not treated promptly can cause:
Others as needed
There are two options