Excision for the vermiform appendix
- surgical removal of vermiform appendix
reduction by surgery of this appendix, the little worm-like appendage for the colon (the large bowel). An appendectomy is carried out because of probable appendicitis, irritation of wall surface associated with appendix generally associated with illness.
1891, a hybrid from appendix + -ectomy.
In 1736, Claudius Aymand performed the first successful appendectomy on an eleven-year-old boy.