Appendix is a small organ on the right side of the lower abdomen.
it is like a test tube hollow lumen inside , closed at one end and open at the other.
open end drains in the part of the large intestine.
occasionally the lumen of appendix gets blocked so the secretions cannot drain in large intestine and appendix distends, gets infected.
Person starts getting pain, mostly on right side of abdomen, can get fever and distention of abdomen.
Appendix can burst and this condition is life threatening
Appendicitis can be diagnosed By doing an ultrasound and blood tests
Most of the times treatment is surgical.
SURGERY is done with a latest technique called as Laparoscopy. in which camera and instruments are introduced in abdomen through tiny hole and surgery performed by looking at the TV monitor.
Patient can be discharge on next day