Appendicitis - Treatment

The treatment for appendicitis is an immediate appendectomy. This procedure can be carried out as a standard open appendectomy technique or through laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is sometimes preferred because it produces a smaller scar. It does not seem to have other advantages over an open appendectomy. In the case of a ruptured appendix, an open appendectomy must be performed. If the ruptured appendix is left untreated, the condition is fatal.

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