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What is a ruptured appendix?


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September 27, 2009 11:28AM

A ruptured appendix is generally caused by an inflamation which is termed Appendicitis. A rupture simply meants the wall has broken exposing the rest of the abdominal organs to the contents of the appendix. This causes problems it allows the spread of the infection.