Treatment of appendectomy has changed over the years
It is interesting to learn and see the history of appendicitis and how the surgical treatment of appendectomy has changed over the years. The great French surgeon Dupuytren ridiculed the for appendix the notion that it was impossible for such a small organ to produce such disastrous results.
If the laparoscopic appendicectomy world have been their may be the Great King Edward disease be prevented? Appendicitis is virtually very less comparitevily in Kenya, Uganda, Egypt where people eat a high fibre diet. This is also interseting that uring the Second World War, when the Swiss were forced to consume less refined sugar and more fibre, their rate of appendicitis dropped.
The Canadian Medical Protective Association report outlines common problems that can trigger the complications of appendicitis. One patient complained of abdominal pain lasting two days, along with nausea and vomiting. But the family physician believed the abdominal discomfort was related to sore muscles due to strain of vomiting. The patient was discharged with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis. In many case as then in this case, and frequently in others, a big mistake occurred. The patient of acute appendicitis was not provided with adequate information of what to do if symptoms failed to subside in these group of patient.
Most cases of acute appendicitis can be treated laparoscopically. The main advantages are:
Less post-operative pain
Faster recovery and return to normal activity
Shorter hospital stay
Less post-operative complications
Minimally sized incisions/scars
In most cases, patients can be discharged within 24 to 36 hours. By contrast, the hospital stay is typically two to five days for an open procedure.
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