Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders

Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders
Open Access

ISSN: 2475-3181


Appendicitis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Zhining Fan*

Appendicitis is infection of the appendix. It is due to a blockage of the hollow part of the appendix. This is usually because of a calcified "stone" made of feces. Inflamed lymphoid tissue from a viral infection, parasites, gallstone, or tumors may additionally cause the blockage. This blockage results in expanded pressures in the appendix, reduced blood flow to the tissues of the appendix, and bacterial increase in the appendix inflicting infection. The aggregate of infection decreased blood flow to the appendix and distention of the appendix causes tissue damage and tissue death. If this system is left untreated, the appendix may also burst, releasing microorganism into the stomach, leading to expanded complications

Published Date: 2021-12-06; Received Date: 2021-11-15