acute appendicitis


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a·cute ap·pen·di·ci·tis

acute inflammation of the appendix, usually resulting from bacterial infection, which may be precipitated by obstruction of the lumen by a fecalith; variable symptoms often consisting of periumbilical, colicky pain and vomiting may be followed by fever, leukocytosis, persistent pain, and signs of peritoneal inflammation in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen; perforation or abscess formation is a frequent complication of delayed surgical intervention.

a·cute ap·pen·di·ci·tis

(AA) (ă-kyūt ă-pendi-sītis)
Sudden inflammation of the appendix, usually resulting from bacterial infection, which may be precipitated by obstruction of the lumen by a fecalith.

acute appendicitis

See APPENDICITIS.

a·cute ap·pen·di·ci·tis

(ă-kyūt ă-pendi-sītis)
Inflammation of the appendix, usually resulting from bacterial infection, which may be precipitated by obstruction of the lumen by a fecalith; symptoms include periumbilical colicky pain, vomiting, among others.
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Similarly, intravenous gadolinium contrast aids detection of acute appendicitis and many of its pathological mimickers, but is generally avoided in pregnancy due to uncertain teratogenic risk.
There are about 250,000 new cases of acute appendicitis each year in the United States3.
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C-reactive protein estimation does not improve accuracy in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pediatric patients.
Routine ultrasound and limited computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Comparing the development of clinical scores used to diagnose acute appendicitis, one can see superior diagnostic abilities when obtaining a CRP level.
6 Thus, appendectomy is still considered the standard treatment for acute appendicitis and has a long history.
Thus, rare anatomical variations mimicking acute appendicitis can be diagnosed accurately, and patients can be protected from undergoing unnecessary surgeries.

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