Appendicitis is also known as a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. It is a medical emergency. In all cases it is require to remove the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Mortality is high when it is untreated, mainly because of peritonitis and shock. The treatment of appendix must be handeled only by the specialist doctor as it is a quit sensitive issue. Dr. S.A. Khambhatti is a Well-Known doctor as Appendix specialist in Kandivali.
If your appendix has burst and an abscess has formed around it, the abscess may be drained by placing a tube through your skin into the abscess.
Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, a serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity’s lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics.
What Is Appendix?
An Appendix is a narrow, hollow muscular tube present near the junction of the small and large intestine. It has no significant function in human beings.
What Do You Mean By Appendicitis? Appendix specialist in Kandivali
It means inflammation of appendix (infection or swelling). The sudden development of the inflammatory process is known as acute.
In Whom Does It Occur The Most?
It is most commonly seen in the second decade of life (adolescence), though it can occur in any age group.
What Is The Cause Of Appendicitis?
80% of cases of acute appendicitis are caused due to obstruction of lumen of appendix. Obstruction could be because of the reasons like a faecolith, worms if present in the intestines and rarely a foreign body like seeds.
What Are The Symptoms?
Severe pain that is around the navel, which shifts to the right lower abdomen after few hours. Coughing and straining cause an increase in the pain. Pain is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. There are very less common complaints that include burning on passing urine and loose stools.
How Is A Diagnosis Of Acute Appendicitis Made?
The clinical symptoms and sign as mentioned above, are the most important indications for reaching a diagnosis. Raised total blood count confirms the diagnosis in addition. The commonest abdominal emergency is the Acute appendicitis and it requires surgery.
Any Special Tests Required?
An abdomen ultrasound may help in reaching the diagnosis in case the clinical examination and other investigations are inconclusive.
What Are The Complications Of Acute Appendicitis?
Gangrene and rupture of appendix causing generalised abdominal infection, Intra Abdominal Abscess (collection of pus) and Septicaemia (generalised, severe infection in blood) leading to catastrophic life threatening consequences.
What Is The Treatment?
The treatment of acute appendicitis is removal of the appendix (i.e. Appendicectomy). Appendectomy can be performed as open surgery using one abdominal incision about 2 to 4 inches long . Or the surgery can be done through a few small abdominal incisions (laparoscopic surgery). During a laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon inserts special surgical tools and a video camera into your abdomen to remove your appendix. At Vardann Hospital, DR. S. A. Khambhatti is an Appendix specialist in Kandivali for the Appendectomy. He is also available as Appendix specialist in Malad.
Don’t We Need Appendix?
Appendix is a vestigial organ (something which has no well defined function) in humans and thus can be removed without any consequence.
Are There Any Side-Effects After Removal Of Appendix?
There are no side-effects as it has no definite function in the human body