Definition Of appendicitis

noun

a serious medical condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and painful.

Laxative use can be dangerous if constipation is caused by a serious condition such as appendicitis or a bowel obstruction.

Example Of appendicitis

  • A clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis was made, and the patient was operated on the same day.

  • A hospital spokesman said that appendicitis was a common condition but to have two cases in the same family in such a short time was rare.

  • Already some smaller district hospitals are refusing to operate on children suffering from common conditions such as appendicitis .

  • An elevated white blood cell count has a low predictive value for appendicitis because it is present in a number of conditions.

  • Both times I was in the surgical ward along with patients with relatively minor problems like haemorrhoids or appendicitis .


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