What is Appendix and where is it situated in the abdomen?
Appendix is a 3-4 inches long tubular structure attached at the junction of small and large intestine in the abdomen. It is a vestigial structure in human beings.
What is the Appendicitis?
Inflammation of Appendix is known as Appendicitis
What are the symptoms of Appendicitis?
Triad of symptoms i.e. Pain right lower abdomen, vomiting and fever
What are the complications of Appendicitis?
Appendicular perforation & spread of pus into the whole of abdomen if timely surgery is not done.
What is the treatment of Appendicitis & period of recovery after Appendectomy?
Emergency removal of Appendix ( Appendisectomy / Appendectomy) which maybe performed by open or laparoscopic approach. Recovery time is 2-3 days after laparoscopic surgery and about 7-10 days after open surgery.
How is Laparoscopic Appendectomy Surgery performed ( Surgical Procedure )?
It is performed under general anaesthesia making small key holes in the abdomen through which the telescope and thin & long instruments are introduced and surgery is performed by seeing inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor and diseased appendix is removed
What is the severity of post Appendectomy pain?
Pain after Appendectomy (Laparoscopic) is mild while after open surgery is moderate.