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Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?
Unattached: Mobilization of the cecum may be required when removing a retrocecal, retroperitoneal appendix, not the entire ascending colon. The only reason to reattach the colon is if the cecum was very floppy and susceptible to volvulus. I would love to know what your follow-up question is? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
Is it normal to have diarrhea almost every week after laparoscopic appendectomy that was performed 4 weeks ago?
Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?
Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more
I had appendectomy on 6-4. Still having abdominal pain from surgery. Dr performed lap. My labs have been normal as well as CT and xra. Wat could it be?
Could be an adhesion: Or internal scar like formation. There is a form of PT/OT that might offer some help. Talk to your surgeon . ...Read more
General Surgery: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed by a general surgeon. The traditional operation involves making a 1"-3" incision in the right lower abdomen; this operation can also be performed via laparoscopy using 3 small incisions. Either way, the surgery requires general anesthesia, and the appendix is permanently removed along with it's adjacent blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And others: Less common problems can include bleeding, anesthesia related problems, and leak at the colon site where the appendix was removed. These are much less likely than infection after appendectomy. The earlier that appendicitis is diagnosed and treated the less likely you are to have complications from surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical procedure: Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ attached to the right colon. When the appendix goes bad, the best more durable treatment to avoid serious health disruption is an appendectomy, which can be done with traditional open surgery or with a laprascopic approach. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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