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Appendix

Part of the large intestine (Cecum) in the right-sided lower abdomen where the small intestine passes into the large intestine.
The appendix is about 1.6-3.2” (4-8cm) long, its diameter 0.2-0.3 inch (5-8mm).
It strengthens the immune system against antigenes absorbed during digestion.

Most-common affections of the appendix of the cecum:

  • Acute appendicitis

Pathology:

  • Pressure pain in the lower abdomen, nausea, vomiting

Diagnosis:

  • Ultrasound or computertomography (CT), Laboratory

Therapy:

  • Laparoscopic or conventional removal of the appendix