Digestive System Channel
Related Channels

Appendicitis in Children

Complications of Appendicitis in Children

Serious complications of appendicitis in children may include:
  • Rupture
  • Peritonitis
  • Abscess
  • Organ failure
  • Death.
A rupture is when the appendix bursts or tears, and may occur if appendicitis is not diagnosed quickly and goes untreated. Infants, young children, and older adults are at highest risk of a rupture. A ruptured appendix can lead to peritonitis and abscess. Peritonitis is a dangerous infection that occurs when bacteria and other contents of the torn appendix leak into the abdomen.
In people with appendicitis, an abscess usually takes the form of a swollen mass filled with fluid and bacteria. In rare cases, complications can lead to organ failure and death.
A Dose of Reassurance for Parents of Picky Eaters

Appendicitis Attack

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.