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Is it any relation between appendectomy and viral gastroenteritis ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Appendectomy refers to surgery to remove appendix. Viral gastroenteritis is code for stomach flu. There's no relationship unless your stomach flu was mistaken for acute appendicitis for which you underwent appendectomy.

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Last updated May 18, 2015

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