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appendicectomy

(esp US and Canadian), appendectomy
surgical removal of any appendage, esp the vermiform appendix

appendectomy

[‚ap·ən′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.
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Reduced average variable direct costs for simple appendectomies by 19 percent.
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More than 1 in 10 people undergo appendectomies during their lifetimes, he said.
Among the study population were more than 27,284 people whose tonsils had been removed and 54,449 who had undergone appendectomies before the age of 20.
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Up to 30 per cent of children have unnecessary appendectomies.
The researchers claimed that appendectomies are the latest, successful use of NOTES, as initial results suggested that transvaginal appendectomy is a promising, emerging technique for acute appendicitis.