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What are the causes of appendicitis?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
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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