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What are the causes of appendicitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Unknown

It is unclear what causes appendicitis, although many cases are associated with obstruction of the appendix, leading to it's rupture.

In brief: Unknown

It is unclear what causes appendicitis, although many cases are associated with obstruction of the appendix, leading to it's rupture.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Norman Bein
Surgery

In brief: Blockage

Appendicitis is almost always due to blockage of the mouth of the appendix where it empties into the intestine.
..The back mpressure due to the blockage cause swelling of the appendix which compresses the veins and then the arteries of the appendix leading to the complications of appendicitis such as rupture and abcess.

In brief: Blockage

Appendicitis is almost always due to blockage of the mouth of the appendix where it empties into the intestine.
..The back mpressure due to the blockage cause swelling of the appendix which compresses the veins and then the arteries of the appendix leading to the complications of appendicitis such as rupture and abcess.
Dr. Norman Bein
Dr. Norman Bein
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