Appendectomy Essay

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In many medical institutions where invasive procedures are performed on a daily basis; The appendectomy is one of the oldest and best known procedures by the human medicine with the first successful treatment dating on December 06, 1735 (280 years ago) on the St. George 's hospital in London, where the French surgeon Claudius Amyand described the abnormal condition of a perforated appendix in an 11 year old patient who had swallowed a pin causing pain in the abdominal area. Every day, medicine advances becoming methodical and efficient, requiring obligatory steps for each patient who is about to have a surgical intervention, therefore preparing a patient for an appendectomy now days is more organized than it was before; Including a series …show more content…
The best way to do this kind of physical examination is pushing gently the low right side of the abdominal area, when the pressure is suddenly released, the pain in the appendix will often feel worse but by doing this the doctor is able to make sure that the pain comes from the appendix and not from other sources. For instance the patient may be suffering from abdominal pain in the lower right area but instead of appendicitis it may be just gas trapped on the right side of the colon causing pain and discomfort to the patient, but not as much pain as an appendicitis can do. This method has become a requirement for those patients who have appendicitis symptoms and it serves as a good starting point for more specific …show more content…
Depending on the pictures result if the x-rays shows an alarming appendix size the patient may be suffering of appendicolith (Stones in the appendix), in this case the specialist will proceed to a surgical intervention. On the other hand having a non alarming appendix size will lead the specialist to require the administration of antibiotics in order to control the appendix swollenness; Avoiding any kind of invasive procedure. This process is use to verify the appendix condition leading the doctor to choose between surgery or

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