Inflammation of the appendix, also known as appendicitis, requires prompt removal of the appendix to prevent dangerous bacteria from reaching the peritoneal cavity.
It usually causes severe abdominal pain, which shifts to the right side of the lower abdomen, combined with nausea and fever symptoms– a typical sign of appendicitis. Thanks to laparoscopic surgery, this procedure is also minimally invasive and offers the advantage that it facilitates the assessment of the adnexa (ovaries and fallopian tubes) in women, thus minimising the risk of incorrect treatments.
It also immediately provides an excellent overview of the entire abdominal area. For female patients, in particular, this can also prevent unnecessary incisions in the wrong place if the source of the pain actually stems from the ovaries or the fallopian tubes, which can occur occasionally.