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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. This is a serious disease which may require surgery if it becomes inflamed and infected, then it may rupture. A ruptured appendix may lead to peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum or the serous membrane lining the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities). Appendicitis will occur if the appendix becomes plugged and normal drainage cannot occur. Grandular tissue in the appendix will increase, thus obstructing the lumen; therefore, allowing...