appendectomy

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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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Currently, the majority of appendectomies are performed using the laparoscopic technique, which has contributed to reduced surgical site infections (SSIs), the length of hospital stay, and cost.
In the past it was believed that the surgeries, especially appendectomies, reduced chances of fertility because of scar tissue that may form around a woman's fallopian tubes.
Reduced average variable direct costs for simple appendectomies by 19 percent.
All emergency appendectomies and interval appendectomies performed on clinically suspected appendicitis were included.
11 SSI in appendectomies therefore is alarming for attendants and the performing surgeons.
However, appendectomies are the most common non-obstetric surgery in the pregnant women.
Thirty-nine (75%) of the laparoscopic appendectomies were done as day care procedures [2].
The Question: How do the outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomies (LA) compare to those of traditional open appendectomies (OA)?
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.