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Complications of Appendicitis

Serious appendicitis complications may include:
  • Abscess
  • Rupture of the appendix
  • Organ failure
  • Peritonitis
  • Death.
A rupture is when the appendix bursts or tears. Infants, young children, and older adults are at highest risk of a rupture. If appendicitis is not diagnosed quickly and goes untreated, this particular complication will most likely occur.
Peritonitis or Abscess
Peritonitis is a dangerous infection. This complication can occur when bacteria and other contents of the torn appendix leak into the abdomen (stomach). A ruptured appendix can lead to peritonitis and abscess. An abscess usually takes the form of a swollen mass filled with fluid and bacteria.

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