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What is Perforated Appendicitis?

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  • Remo
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    1 decade ago
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    Normally a perforated appendix results from an untreated appendicitis. It means, the appendicular sac bursts and leaks its contents(normally feces) into the peritoneal cavity.Yes, it is serious.

    When it happens, the fecal contents leak into peritoneum causing a severe inflammation called fecal peritonitis. It further leads to septiciemia and death in worst case.

    Source(s): I am an Intensive care nurse.
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  • 3 years ago

    Perforation Of Appendix

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can have a Perforated Appendix... but Appendicitis is an INFLAMMATION of the Appendix... so WHICH IS IT?

    Anyway, it's going to take surgery to repair.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its when the appendix develops a hole from the infection and the infection leaks out. don't know if its exactly the same as a burst appendix but the result is the same - infection throughout the abdomen and a long time in the hospital

    Source(s): life
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It means that there is a hole in the appendix. This results in alot of bacteria and junk entering the body. It can be life threatening.

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  • td1693
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Obviously it means there is a tear in your appendix which can lead to bacteria spreading throughout your organs which can lead to sepsis and even possibly death.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Very serious. Get to the ER Immediately!

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  • 1 decade ago

    when you get appendicitis and it bursts

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    means its burst

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