gangrenous appendicitis


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gan·gre·nous ap·pen·di·ci·tis

acute appendicitis with necrosis of the wall of the appendix, most commonly developing in obstructive appendicitis and frequently causing perforation and acute peritonitis.

gangrenous appendicitis

[gang′grənəs]
Etymology: Gk, gangraina, a gnawing sore; L, appendere, to hang upon, Gk, itis, inflammation
a condition in which the appendix becomes gangrenous because obstruction of its lumen blocks the flow of blood to that body part.

gan·gre·nous ap·pen·di·ci·tis

(ganggrĕ-nŭs ă-pendi-sītis)
Pain in appendix with necrosis of the wall of the appendix, most commonly developing in obstructive appendicitis and frequently causing perforation and acute peritonitis.

gangrenous appendicitis

Appendicitis in which inflammation is extreme, blood vessels are blocked in the mesentery, circulation to the appendix is cut off, and diffuse peritonitis ensues.
See also: appendicitis