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What are the complications and risks of appendectomy?
Wound infection and perforation (rupture) are the most common complications
of an appendectomy.
Abscess formation in the area of the removed appendix or
surgical incision site may also occur.
Other relatively infrequent or rare
complications may include ileus (lack of intestinal peristalsis), surgical
injuries to internal organs or structures, gangrene of the bowel, peritonitis
(infection in the peritoneal cavity) and bowel obstruction.