Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a tubular structure attached to the beginning of the large intestine (colon).
Manifestations of appendicitis are loss of appetite, vomiting, and pain starting in the area near the umbilicus and then moving to the lower right part of the abdomen. Symptoms may vary if the appendix has an unusual location. The diagnosis is based on blood tests, abdominal ultrasound and/or abdominal CT scan.
Surgical treatment and antibiotic therapy
The treatment of appendicitis is based on antibiotics and appendectomy . Appendectomy is performed under general anesthesia, by laparoscopy or, very rarely, by laparotomy .