Appendicitis: from symptoms to treatment

Acute appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix that most often affects adolescents and adults. Symptoms are in 2/3 of the cases of pain on the right side of the lower abdomen and a fever. Discover the basics about this disease and its management.

Antibiotics: a reliable remedy against appendicitis?

Appendicitis is one of the most common diseases in digestive surgery services. It corresponds to inflammation or infection of the appendix, anatomical structure whose function is poorly known, located at the end of the colon. However, its diagnosis remains difficult because of the great variability of the symptoms and the unpredictable nature of its evolution .. Read our article

Too many operations of appendicitis in the United States

Appendicitis is considered a surgical emergency. But with the advances in medical imaging and the results of very recent clinical research, it is now known that uncomplicated appendicitis can be cured and patients can not be systematically treated. Code>

Appendicitis: Urine analysis soon to be diagnosed?

In 1987, more than 300 000 interventions for real or supposed appendicitis (appendectomies) were performed in the United States. This considerable figure corresponded to 40% of the surgical procedures performed on the abdomen in the United States, a rate four times higher than in other European and North American countries .; Read our article

Frequent in children, appendicitis is a surgical emergency. Faced with the diversity of its manifestations, its identification is not always obvious. But according to an American discovery, tomorrow's diagnosis could be based only on a simple urinalysis. Read our article