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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