Appendix: Scar-free surgery!
- 7 Months ago
Appendicitis is a painful swelling of the appendix, a finger-like pouch that is connected to the large intestine. Appendicitis generally requires an urgent surgery to remove the appendix. It is located in the lower portion of the abdomen, on the right-hand side. The causes for appendicitis is not clear, although it's thought to occur when something like a small piece of feces, a foreign body or cancer that blocks the entrance of the appendix causes it to swell.
The procedure where your appendix can be removed through your mouth is called as the Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Yes, it is quite unbelievable, but doctors say that they can now remove a patient's appendix through their natural orifices like the mouth, rectum or vagina.