Appendectomy Essay

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Open Appendectomy Case Study I. Anatomy Patient Profile Name: Victoria Bianca Rubalcava Age: 26 Years Old Gender: Female Occupation: College Student Civil Status: Single Nationality: Latino Religion: Catholic C/C: Abdominal Pain Date Admitted: October 26, 2013 at 9:30pm Source of Information: Patient and Parents Patient V.B.R. is a 26 year old young lady who was admitted to Arcadia Methodist Hospital October 26, 2013 at 9:30pm due to severe pain at her right lower quadrant, the patient was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. The patient underwent an emergency appendectomy the next day October 27, 2013 at 6:00 am. The appendix is a small, pinky shaped organ that connects to the cecum which is part of the small intestine. An appendix that has a hole in it can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life threatening, this condition is called Appendicitis. Appendicitis is a serious medical condition in which the appendix is inflamed and painful. It is one of the most common causes of emergency abdominal surgery in the United States. Appendicitis usually occurs when the appendix becomes blocked by feces, or rarely, a tumor. Appendicitis is most likely to happen in males in the age group of 10 and 30. An Appendectomy is the removal of the appendix which is standard treatment for acute appendicitis. It is important to remove the appendix immediately after the diagnosis to prevent life threatening complication of the appendix. An appendectomy is done using either spinal anesthesia which is put into your back to make you numb below the waist and some medication to make you sleepy, or general anesthesia which is commonly used and makes you fall asleep and won’t feel pain during the surgery. The incision made for an appendectomy is called a McBurney incision. A small incision is

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