is the inflammation of the vermiform
appendix, which, in its acute form, is
the most common abdominal emergency.
Symptoms include abdominal pain that
often begins over the navel and then
moves to the lower right ileac fossa,
with pronounced local tenderness. The
pain is severe and worsens with
movement such as coughing or deep
breathing. There may also be nausea and
vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite
and fever. Eventually, there is
abdominal swelling and tenderness.
Blockage and subsequent infection of the
appendix are the causes of appendicitis.
acute form appendicitis requires medical
treatment or surgical removal of the