Open Appendectomy

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PRE-PROCEDURE
INDICATIONS
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Chronic appendicitis
  • Appendiceal abscess
EQUIPMENT
  • Standard laparotomy tray
ANATOMY
  • Appendix is at base of cecum where all three taeniae coli converge.
  • McBurney's point: One-third of distance from anterior superior iliac spine to umbilicus.

PROCEDURE
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POST-PROCEDURE
CARE
  • Early diet and ambulation in nonperforated cases
  • Generally discharge within 24 hours in nonperforated appendicitis
COMPLICATIONS
  • Ileus, small-bowel obstruction, wound infection, intra-abdominal abscess
RESULT ANALYSIS
  • Appendectomy is a life-saving procedure with exceedingly low mortality rates whether done open or laparoscopically for acute appendicitis.
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