Stage of Disease 1 (Appendicitis)

Operative findings in a schoolchild. The appendix is visible on the right side of the patient and arranged in the cranial direction. It is swollen, dark-red, and has yellow spots on the tip. There is a redness and thickening of the wall of the terminal ileum. The diagnosis is acute suppurative appendicitis. The wall is interspersed with white blood cells, but not completely necrotic. A postoperative wound or intraabdominal abscess is possible due to the contamination of the operating field following transmigration of germs.