Appendectomy

Alternative Names

Appendix removal

Definition of Appendectomy

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix.

Review

Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/17/2010

Anatomical landmarks, front view
Digestive system
Appendectomy  - series

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