Is it routinely necessary for patients with suspected appendicitis to undergo an appendicectomy?

I do understand that surgeons are particularly worried of an abscess forming around the appendix and want to remove if needed.But I was wondering whether it is necessary for the patient to undergo the procedure...

Authored By Debkumar Chowdhury on Sunday 20th January 2013

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Mr Raymond Buick
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Paediatric Surgeon
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Posted about 7 years ago

Hi Debkumar,

Thank you for your question.

The answer, is YES. If a clinical diagnosis of appendicitis is made or strongly suspected then an appendicectomy is required. The development of acute appendicitis progresses

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Debkumar Chowdhury
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Clinical Fellow Surgery - West of Scotland
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Posted almost 7 years ago

There is another interesting fact that I forgot to mention. The appendix has a limited blood supply. It is supplied by the appedicular branch of the ileocolic artery which originates from the superior mesenteric artery. Due to this limited blood supply

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