All posts tagged: appendectomy

Open Appendectomy & Risks

Acute appendicitis (AA), a common intra-abdominal surgical pathology, requires a comprehensive understanding of its presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and overall operative management. In the United States, AA occurs in approximately 7% of the population, with a mortality of 0.2-0.8%.The morbidity and mortality are related to the presenting stage of disease and increases in cases of perforation.