Appendectomy

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This ten-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for an appendectomy, which is surgery to remove the appendix. It explains that when the appendix becomes swollen or infected, it is a medical emergency known as appendicitis and the organ may need to be removed. It describes the open appendectomy and the laparoscopic appendectomy. It provides advice to help the patient prepare for the procedure, and explains what will happen during surgery and after. The document makes recommendations for home care following the procedure, identifying those symptoms for which a doctor should be called, and symptoms for which they should call 911 immediately.

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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Physicians
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2008
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