What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis is typically a surgical emergency, requiring a surgeon to remove the appendix before it bursts. If the appendix breaks open, the bile can cause a severe intra-abdominal and life-threatening infection.
Inflammation of the appendix, often leading to infection, and then necessitating an appendectomy, surgically.
Appendicitis is when the appendix becomes inflamed. If not removed, it can rupture and cause peritonitis, which can be fatal.