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Links to World War Two ships[edit]

The appendectomy entry gives no context or back story on the variety of ships that appendectomies have been supposedly performed on, no citations, and the ship's pages have no mention as well.

So don't revert.

History of appendectomy[edit]

I recently came a cross a nice article about the history -- Appendicitis, Appendectomy, and the Surgeon in Bulletin of the History of Medicine 70.3 (1996) 414-441. I'd have posted it to the external links... but it isn't open access. Any case, it looks like a good starting point for any one that wants to write a blurb about the history of the procedure. Nephron  T|C 18:12, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

There is also Hacock in 1848 Lollandmoen (talk) 10:03, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Mortality rate?[edit]

Just curious (from an encyclopaedic viewpoint) as to the mortality rate for patients undergoing appendectomy procedures. Does anyone have a figure, and if so, should it be included in the article as it is of potential interest to some? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrZoolook (talkcontribs) 15:23, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

I noticed that too. Here's a study that gives a 1.8% 30-day mortality rate in the VA hospital system. Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes After the Surgical Treatment of Appendicitis in Adults The VA usually does good studies. Does anyone have other good sources?
The other thing lacking in this article is the alternative of treatment of appendicitis non-surgically with antibiotics. I realize this is about appendectomy, not appendicitis, but whenever you consider surgery, you should weigh it against the non-surgical alternative, and sometimes antibiotics may be safer. --Nbauman (talk) 13:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


I tried to look for complications with an appendectomy, as my partner had one about 6 months ago and it still hurts him to do any form of lifting or any pressure on or around his HUGE scar. This page hasnt helped me at all. I was also wondering if the fact he still hasnt healed might be causing him to become anemic. It is alsmost imppossible to live with him, as he is constantly tired and moody. If anyone knows of a page or can put a link to a page, would be great. i have tried to find pages but nothing is popping up that is usefull Goddess383 (talk) 04:55, 7 December 2011 (UTC)MaggieGoddess383 (talk) 04:55, 7 December 2011 (UTC)