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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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.
Incidental appendectomy during gynecological surgery, Int J Gynecol Obstet.
The safety of incidental appendectomy at the time of abdominal hysterectomy.