Appendix not Need Surgery

There is a small section of your little finger in the human colon, named appendix or appendices. If there is an infection in this section, then there was appendicitis or appendicitis and had surgery. However, one study found that antibiotics actually enough.

This was confirmed by research at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In his thesis, Jeanette Hansson discuss two studies in adult patients who have acute appendicitis.

The first study comparing surgery with antibiotic therapy. While in the second study, the appendix treated with antibiotics as first-line therapy.

Results of research conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Hospital Kungalv shows that treating appendicitis with antibiotics is as effective as surgery.
Patients treated with antibiotics also less risk of complications than patients who underwent surgery.

"There are some patients who are so sick that really need the surgery. However 80 percent of appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics and recovered fully healthy again," said Jeanette Hansson as reported by Science Daily, Thursday (27/09/2012).
On the other hand, there are concerns that increased resistance to antibiotics affect the effectiveness of treatment.

However, in broad outline, Hansson's research concluded that antibiotics are an alternative treatment other than surgery appendicitis in adult patients, provided the patient to accept the risk of a recurrence.
With antibiotics, the risk of recurrence within 12 months is about 10-15 per cent. Hansson and his colleagues hope to document the long-term risk of recurrence as well as study whether recurrence can also be treated with antibiotics.

"Our study shows that in patients requiring surgery for recurrence or because antibiotics do not work well, they are not at risk of complications associated with the surgery," says Hansson.