- Appendicitis symptoms
- Appendicitis reasons
- Treatment of Appendicitis
Appendicitis call changes of inflammatory character in a worm-shaped shoot. The appendix is the small shoot departing from the main part of a large intestine and is localized in the lower right area of a stomach. It is considered that the worm-shaped shoot has no useful functions in a human body.
Symptoms can vary over a wide range, especially among children.
The most common early symptom is the continuous abdominal pain around a navel which can pass into the lower right part of a stomach, becoming more sharply. Often hurts prevents the patient to move, amplifies at cough.
Also appendicitis is followed by such symptoms as:
- temperature increase;
- appetite loss;
- locks or ponosa.
Except physical inspection for diagnosis additional researches can be required:
- X-ray research;
- computer tomography;
- blood test;
- the analysis of urine (to exclude infections of urinary tract).
Appendicitis can is sometimes difficult to be diagnosed, especially for children of younger age.
If the inflamed appendix is not removed, that is danger of its gap. If it occurs, the infected contents of a shoot will pour out in an abdominal cavity. It is much more serious medical problem – peritonitis which constitutes big danger develops. Signs of perforation of an appendix include sharp deterioration in symptoms.
Appendicitis, as a rule, develops as a result of a blockage of vessels in its wall. It causes puffiness of a wall of a shoot, and it can easily catch bacteria.
Appendicitis meets at any age, however most often develops aged between 10 and 30 years.
Treatment of Appendicitis:
Treatment of appendicitis consists the inflamed appendix at a distance.
Two methods of carrying out appendectomy are used:
- in the open way (access is provided laparotomichesk);
- laparoscopic appendectomy - three small a section as "keyhole" are access to the place of an inflammation.
If there are intraoperative difficulties, laparoscopic appendectomy can be transferred in laparotomichesky. There are cases when during operation for appendicitis other reason of the arisen clinical symptomatology is found absolutely. In such cases try urgently, to remove the cause during the same operative measure.