incidental appendectomy


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incidental appendectomy

Removal of the appendix during another surgical procedure within the abdomen or pelvis.
See also: appendectomy
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(18) The surgical dilemma is whether to perform incidental appendectomy in the nonadolescent population, which is at lower risk for appendicitis, as a preventive measure.
We lack randomized trials on the benefit of incidental appendectomy. A retrospective study of open procedures supported incidental appendectomy in patients younger than 35 years; for patients 35 to 50, the decision was left to the clinical judgment of the surgeon, based on the patient's clinical condition.
The patient is counseled about the benefits and risks of laparoscopic incidental appendectomy, including the fact that it may be especially beneficial in women who have endometriosis.