Surgery for an inflamed appendix
Name: joe e kemna
Do you know about the operations for an inflamed appendix, and if so
what are the different ways?
If an inflamed appendix threatens the life of an individual, then surgery
is required. There are two modes of action: regular appendectomy and a
laparoscopic appendectomy. The regular one, as you can probably guess, involves
making an incision across the patient's abdomen and reaching in and removing the
offending vestigial organ by hand. The other method, laparoscopic appendectomy,
is a fairly recent technique which is still considered somewhat experimental by
many insurance agencies and is therefore not covered. (this is changing, however,
since the success rate is so high) This involves making three small incisions on
the abdomen, about an inch in length for each, and inserting special instruments
to do the surgery without having to open the entire abdominal cavity. The surgery
is accomplished with a long camera attached to a fiber optic cable, and the assistant
to the surgeon merely manipulates the camera to give the doctor the best view of the
tissues to be removed.
Hope that answers it.
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