What you need to know regarding appendix surgery in Singapore.
Appendix surgery, or appendicectomy, is carried out to treat appendicitis, a condition where the appendix becomes inflamed. The surgery can be performed as an open surgery or as laparoscopic surgery.
Appendicitis occurs when an obstruction in the appendix is present, resulting in bacteria multiplying within the appendix and causing it to be swollen, inflamed and filled with pus. It can happen at any age and is most common between the ages of 10 to 30. If left untreated, it may result in complications such as sepsis, peritonitis, gangrene or even death. Thankfully, appendix surgery can effectively aid in the treatment of appendicitis, and patients can live normally and resume their lives without their appendix.
Abdominal pain is the hallmark symptom of appendicitis. The pain normally starts around the navel area and moves to the lower right area of the stomach. Over a few hours, the pain intensifies and becomes very severe.
Other symptoms include:
This is the more common form of appendicitis that develops rapidly in a span of several days or hours. Patients suffering from this need to undergo surgery quickly to prevent the appendix from rupturing.
This is a rarer condition that occurs when the opening of the appendix, or appendiceal lumen, is only partially obstructed. This inflammation can last for a longer period and will worsen overtime, causing internal pressure to build up.
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