What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Appendicitis is inflammation

The Symptoms of appendicitis are

Massage is systemically contrain-

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of the vermiform appendix,

widely variable, but include gen-

dicated for acute appendicitis.


often due to infection, but

eral abdominal pain that gradually

Postoperative massage may


sometimes related to physi-

settles in the lower right quad-

be appropriate.


cal obstruction, as well as

rant. Fever, nausea, vomiting,




food aversion, and diarrhea may




also be present.



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