Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. This helps in diagnosis of GI problems such as esophageal cancer. Capsule endoscopy helps to examine the inner part of your small intestine. Capsule endoscopy has also been approved for screening the colon for polyps. Diseases such as angiodysplasias, small intestinal tumors (such as lymphoma, carcinoid tumor, and small intestinal cancer), crohn's disease of the small intestine, etc are easily detected with the help of capsule endoscopy.
Appendicitis causes a variety of symptoms. These may include such as abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, problem with passing gas. Other symptoms of appendicitis are pain around the belly button, nausea, abdominal swelling, painful urination and difficulty passing urine, severe cramps, etc. It is not necessary that these symptoms are visble in all cases as a study suggests that the symptoms appear in only half of the cases.
Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the vermiform appendix is removed. The surgery is generally performed as an emergency to treat acute appendicitis (an inflammatory condition of the appendix). Appendectomy is done under spinal or general anesthesia and is a common procedure and complications are rare. Appendectomy is of two types - open and laparoscopic. Removal of appendix has no long-term consequences but there is an increased risk of developing an incisional hernia, stump appendicitis (infections due to a retained portion of the appendix), and bowel obstruction in some cases.
Appendicitis can be diagnosed with imaging tests when the outer diameter of the appendix measures greater than 6mm. The appendix is a tubular structure arising from the rcecum. Appendicitis is a disease of appendix that occurs from an acute inflammation of the appendix.