Antibiotics Could Replace Surgery for Appendicitis, University of Gothenburg Study  
9/27/2012 7:38:04 AM

Appendicitis is a serious condition involving the appendix (a tube-shaped sac attached to and opening into the lower end of the large intestine), which becomes inflamed and painful, causing abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and fever. Doctoral student Jeanette Hansson of Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, defended her thesis on the subject, which refers to two major clinical studies of adult patients, carried out at Sahlgrenska Hospital and Kungalv Hospital, respectively.