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Term: Appendectomy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-10-05


The surgical removal of an inflamed or infected appendix (appendicitis). See MedlinePlus® - Health Topics - Appendicitis for more information.

MCHP has used the following ICD-9-CM procedure code to identify an appendectomy: 47.0.


  • Gentleman JF, Vayda E, Parsons GF, Walsh MN. Surgical rates in sub-provincial areas across Canada - rankings of 39 procedures in order of variation. Can J Surg 1996;39(5):361-367. [Abstract] (View)

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