Appendicitis, an inflammation of the vermiform appendix, is among the most common causes of abdominal pain and surgical emergencies. In cases of acute appendicitis, early diagnosis is critical to a successful outcome; appendectomy carries a complication rate of 4%-15% and must be completed before perforation or gangrene develops. Nonsurgical interventions are increasing in popularity. Do you know who is more likely to develop appendicitis, which signs and symptoms to watch for, and best practices for management? Take this quick quiz.
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Cite this: B.S. Anand. Fast Five Quiz: Acute Appendicitis - Medscape - Jan 05, 2023.