Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is located on the lower right side of your abdomen.

Overview and Symptoms
When the appendix is inflamed, it causes pain. The pain may begin around the naval, move to the lower right abdomen, and become severe.


Standard treatment for appendicitis is a surgery called appendectomy to remove the appendix.

  • Appendectomy can be performed as open surgery called laparotomy.
  • The surgery may be done through a few small incisions and special surgical tools. This is called laparoscopic surgery.

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