An infection of the appendix with symptoms such as severe pain in the lower part of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and/or fever; surgical removal of the appendix should be done immediately to prevent a potentially fatal bursting of the infected appendix.
An inflammation of the appendix. Patients with appendicitis often present with pain in the right lower abdomen. Pain may be vague at first. Some pain around the umbilicus (perimbilical pain) may also be present in the early stages of the disease. Treatment is involves the removal of the appendix by a surgeon.
The Condition"...of the psoas muscle (found in the lower abdomen), fever, rebound tenderness, guarding (voluntary contraction of the abdominal muscle), no history of similar pain, rectal tenderness, anorexia, nausea and vomiting..."
Inflammation of the appendix , the small worm-like projection from the first part of the colon . Appendicitis usually involves infection of the appendix by bacteria that invade it and infect the wall of the appendix. Appendicitis can progress to produce an abscess (a pocket of pus) and even peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdomen and pelvis). See the entire definition of Appendicitis
an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-like portion of the large intestine that generally hangs down from the lower right side of the abdomen. Although the appendix does not seem to serve any purpose, it can become diseased and, if untreated, can burst, causing infection and even death.
Appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. While mild cases may resolve without treatment, most require removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly due to peritonitis and shock.Hobler, K., Acute and Suppurative Appendicitis: Disease Duration and its Implications for Quality Improvement, Permanente Medical Journel, volume 2, #2, Spring 1998.
A condition where the appendix (a tubular structure attached to the large colon) becomes infected and inflamed and can be associated with the formation of adhesions in the proximity of the fallopian tube.