11 Facts About Acute appendicitis


Diagnosis of Acute appendicitis is largely based on the person's signs and symptoms.

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Presentation of acute appendicitis includes acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever.

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Acute appendicitis seems to be the result of a primary obstruction of the appendix.

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The occurrence of obstructing fecaliths has attracted attention since their presence in people with Acute appendicitis is higher in developed than in developing countries.

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Diverticular disease and adenomatous polyps was historically unknown and colon cancer was exceedingly rare in communities where Acute appendicitis itself was rare or absent, such as various African communities.

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Typical Acute appendicitis includes several hours of generalized abdominal pain that begins in the region of the umbilicus with associated anorexia, nausea, or vomiting.

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Accurate diagnosis of Acute appendicitis is multi-tiered, with the size of the appendix having the strongest positive predictive value, while indirect features can either increase or decrease sensitivity and specificity.

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Pathology diagnosis of Acute appendicitis can be made by detecting a neutrophilic infiltrate of the muscularis propria.

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Typical acute appendicitis responds quickly to appendectomy and occasionally will resolve spontaneously.

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Atypical Acute appendicitis is more challenging to diagnose and is more apt to be complicated even when operated early.

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Stump Acute appendicitis can occur months to years after initial appendectomy and can be identified with imaging modalities such as ultrasound.

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