Causes of appendicitis

25 Jul 2012, 15:07
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Appendix is the hollow tube adjacent to the cecum with the closed end. This appendage has a vermiform appearance, to protect the small intestine from bacteria that live in the cecum. This small-sized body (length: 5-15 cm, width: 1 cm) is able to deliver a lot of trouble to a person.

appendix scarAppendicitis begins when the appendix inflamed. Festering body requires urgent surgical intervention. This can occur at any age, regardless of the general condition of the body. Most often, appendicitis is manifested in the age of 10-30 years. According to statistics, appendicitis has almost 90% among the acute diseases of the internal organs of the abdominal cavity that is an absolute record. 

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Reasons of appendicitis:


Infectious diseases. A number of infectious diseases (parasitic infections, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, amebiasis, yersiniosis) can independently cause the appearance of appendicitis.


Vascular. Systemic vasculitis is one of the causes of acute appendicitis.


Mechanical. Blockage (obstruction) of the lumen of the appendix with fecal stones or due to hyperplasia of lymphoid follicles is also considered as possible cause. Sometimes a blockage by a foreign body (parasite, tumor) may take place.


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Appendix inflammation is very evident in contrast to other possible symptoms. When we catch in the small or colon intestine, the man simply cannot identify the focus of pain.


Generally, discomfort distributed throughout the abdominal cavity. As soon as the inflammation increases, it passes through the wall of appendicitis in its outer shell, and then across the peritoneum. In this case, the pain becomes more localized.


If the appendix ruptures and infection spreads throughout the abdomen, the pain becomes more localized. In addition to pain, appendicitis can provoke nausea and vomiting. The reason for this may be obstruction of the intestine. As in the case of inflammatory processes you may have fever and increased sweating.

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