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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Bill did his two years of National Service in the Royal Navy and single-handedly carried out two appendicectomies while at sea in the Indian Ocean, with nothing but ether for an anaesthetic.
Bill did his two years of National Service in the Royal Navy on board HMS Loch Quoich, and single-handedly carried out two appendicectomies while at sea in the Indian Ocean, with nothing but ether for an anaesthetic.
Nowadays, surgeons are also opting to perform appendicectomies via keyhole surgery, thereby minimising scars and improving recovery times.