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Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a medical emergency. Usually treatment involves surgical removal of the appendix.

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Appendix Cancer: Genetic Mutations Identified, May Improve Treatment
Genetic mutations in appendix cancer are different from those found in colon cancer and mutations in the genes TP53 and GNAS are good predictors of su.....
New Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator Developed
New pediatric appendicitis risk calculator developed by researchers from Children's Minnesota (Children's) and HealthPartners Institute. The calculat.....
Regular Visits to a Doctor Reduce Risk of Severe Appendicitis
Families who visit a doctor regularly were less likely to experience a common complication of appendicitis.

After symptoms appear, delays .....
Nonoperative Treatment of Appendicitis May Raise Death Risk
Nonoperative treatment of appendicitis is increasing and may raise death risk. A study presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.....
Can Antibiotics be an Effective Treatment for Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children?
  • Appendicitis is an inflammation or blockage in the appendix region of the large intest.....

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