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Unformatted text preview: appendix even if they start the surgery and find out your appendix is fine and the reasoning for that is because they do not want to have future problems with the appendix. The surgery can be done two ways-laparoscopic or traditional. Laparoscopic surgery uses three to four small incisions, and traditional appendectomy uses one larger incision. If you appendix has burst and there is infection in the abdomen the hospital stay will be longer. Your treatment will include IV fluids and antibiotics. Surgery for a burst appendix may be more complicated. A radiologist may place a drain in your belly to help remove some of the infection before you have surgery. Then they will remove the appendix a few weeks later. The doctor also may leave an incision so it can heal inside out. They also may place a drain in the wound to help drain the infection....
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- Spring '10
- Physician, Physical examination, Medical diagnosis, lab tests