It refers to the inflammation of the cecal appendix, found in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen in the initial portion of the large intestine. Typical symptoms include progressive pain resembling of cramps, originating around the belly button and in time moving closer to the hipbone.
When the thyroid gland is altered by conditions like goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland) or the presence of a tumor, it is necessary to perform surgical removal of the thyroid gland, also called thyroidectomy. This is done through a small incision at the base of the neck. Patient generally remains hospitalized for 24 to 48 hours and requires one week for recovery.
When colon cancer is diagnose, it is necessary to determine the size and extent of the cancer in order to plan the surgery. Cancer staging studies include a chest x-ray, ultrasound imaging, and a CT-scan with orally administered contrast medium to determine if the cancer is found localized in the colon or if it has spread to other organs.The extent of the surgery will depend on the results of the studies.