Open Appendectomy
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Open Appendectomy

This Open Appendectomy course will teach you:

  • To remove an (suspectedly) inflamed appendix with an open procedure
  • To secure the end of the cecum adequately, subsequently preventing the leakage of the contents from the intestinal lumen into the abdominal cavity

With the following tips you might perform this  Open Appendectomy procedure even better:

  • Silversign
  • Lifting of cecal pole
  • Identification of the appendix
  • What to do in case of a bad quality of the stump
  • Facilitating peritoneum closure

The following anatomical variations are described in this Open Appendectomy course:

  • Overview of the variations in arterial blood supply of the appendix

After studying this Open Appendectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Bowel leaking
  • Persistent abdominal symptoms

You might also be interested in:
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Open Antegrade Cholecystectomy
Open Retrograde Cholecystectomy

Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Skin

Incise

The lower abdominal muscle splitting incision is used for the open appendectomy. An approximately 5 cm long skin incision is made obliquely in the Langer’s skin lines at McBurney’s point, ⅔ of the way from the umbilicus to the anterior superior iliac spine. For cosmetic reasons, a more lower and laterally incision can be made.

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