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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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It has been reported that the WBCC was increased in children with AA in comparison with those with negative appendicectomies.
Negative appendicectomies constituted 17% of the total operations, and the appendixes were found to be diseased with some other pathology in 4% of the operations.
All appendicectomies were performed by open technique under general anaesthesia.
For example, during the 5 years ending 31 December 2013, we performed and provided anaesthesia for 280 appendicectomies in addition to performing and/or providing anaesthesia for 868 caesarean sections (other generalists also use KMC to provide anaesthesia) and the majority of procedures that should be performed by specialist family physicians according to expert consensus.
On-table diagnostic accuracy and the clinical significance of routine exploration in open appendicectomies.
The management of appendicitis is not becoming drastically easier with surgeons still performing a number of unnecessary appendicectomies today despite advances in diagnosis and imaging technologies and until a set of robust criteria for diagnosing acute appendicitis, a low clinical incidence of suspicion should be maintained at all times by surgeons when evaluating acute admissions with abdominal pain.
Malignancy of the appendix is very rare and it is commonly found incidentally in approximately <1% of appendicectomies.
Male to female ratio for positive and negative appendicectomies was calculated.
Of the 21 appendicectomies, 19 were performed in one hospital, 2 in another and none in 5 of 7 hospitals.
In order to make an early and correct diagnosis of this sometimes very elusive disease and decrease unnecessary appendicectomies, over the last two decades, different protocols for example Scoring system, Imaging modalities and Laboratory investigations have been introduced and tested by different researchers.
3% of all appendicectomies and accounts for around 8-10% of all appendicular tumours2.
Results: Over this period 34 laparoscopic cases were done: 30 appendicectomies including 11 perforated appendices with generalised peritonitis; 1 perforated peptic ulcer with a Graham patch; and 3 cases of trauma (2 stabbed abdomen and 1 blunt abdominal trauma).