Simple Appendectomy for a Child

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This five-page illustrated handout helps parents and caregivers prepare their child 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 provides advice to help parents prepare the child for the procedure, and explains what will happen during surgery and after. The document makes recommendations for how parents can care for the child at home 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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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
10/4/2017
Record Last Updated:
7/26/2018

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