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Many appendectomies may not be needed, study finds
USA Today - Rita Rubin

Appendectomies are the most common emergency general surgical procedure in the USA, but a new study suggests many are unneeded. According to conventional medical wisdom dating back to the late 19th century, if you don’t remove an inflamed appendix, it could burst and lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as an abscess or peritonitis.

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