01-26-2013, 10:38 PM
Originally Posted by cdubb
I think the appendix (lower right) is actually on the opposite side of the spleen (upper left) so I doubt it's related to the spleen.
You basically need the sutures in the appendix to heal, so it doesn't spill out intestinal contents in your stomach and you die from sepsis.
Can be laparoscopic (likely) or open procedure - lap is faster because smaller incisions.
sorry, I was unclear...no not related physically yes, but if it was ruptured (the appendix) it can cause all kinds of issues, apparently in particular with your spleen (which is not good for an athlete)
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