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ap·pen·dec·to·my

 (ăp′ən-dĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. ap·pen·dec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.

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ap•pen•dec•to•my

(ˌæp ənˈdɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.
[1890–95]
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appendectomy

Surgery to remove the appendix.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appendectomy - surgical removal of the vermiform appendixappendectomy - surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Translations

appendectomy

[ˌæpenˈdektəmɪ] Napendectomía f
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appendectomy

, appendicectomy
nBlinddarmoperation f, → Appendektomie f (spec)
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appendectomy

[ˌæpɛnˈdɛktəmɪ] nappendicectomia
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ap·pen·dec·to·my

, appendicecto my
n. apendectomía, extirpación del apéndice.
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appendectomy

n (pl -mies) apendicectomía
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References in periodicals archive ?
The percentage of negative appendicectomies was higher in patients under the age of 6 years (11.4%), which emphasises the diagnostic difficulty in this age group of patients who present with signs and symptoms that may be suggestive of acute appendicitis, only to have their diagnosis excluded at time or surgery.
Aggregated data on appendicectomy from a single healthcare funder were analysed and compared with existing data sets from the state sector to try to highlight differences in the spectrum and outcome of appendicectomies in the two sectors.
It is suggested that all patients with pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen must be evaluated by ultrasonography so as to decreases the rate of negative appendicectomies. The ultrasonographic examination as a sole diagnostic investigation for AA is debatable.
The present prospective series consists of 17 patients aged 18 to 39 years with a mean age of 26.88 [+ or -] 5.8 years, which was consistent with the findings of Popkin et al [13] where twenty-three gravid patients ranging in age from 17 to 39 years (mean age 26 [+ or -] 7) underwent appendicectomies. Similarly, 16 patients had laparoscopic appendicectomy at term pregnancy with mean age group of 26.3 [+ or -] 5.3 in the study done by Affleck DG et al.
[15] It is interesting to point out that patients with negative appendicectomies were mainly girls, [13] even when the three patients in this group who had a gynaecological disease are excluded.
43 patients underwent one of the two laparoscopic technique appendicectomies and 3 developed a complication (2 wound infections and 1 intra-abdominal abscess).
Acute Appendicitis-Incidence of Negative Appendicectomies. Ann King Edward Med Coll 2002; 8:32-4.
A retrospective study was performed to determine histological diagnosis, demographic data, the rate of perforated appendicitis and negative appendicectomies.
Clinicopathological correlation in 1016 appendicectomies performed at two tertiary care gospitals.
During the study period 1124 appendicectomies were performed, 894 (79.5%) were completed laparoscopically.
Six (16.6%) appendicectomies were performed laparoscopically while 1 (2.7%) was managed by right grid iron incision, thus preventing a large midline or right paramedian incision.
Surgeons performing appendicectomies should be aware of the possibility of a duplicate appendix, particularly in the context of an unwell patient with clinical features highly suggestive of acute appendicitis, but with a macroscopically normal appendix at the time of operation.