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Role of Appendix

role of appendix

Appendix is a vestigial organ found at the junction of small and large intestine. It can get inflamed and presents with appendicitis.

Common symptoms are as below:

  1. Pain in right lower abdomen
  2. Loose motions
  3. Vomiting
  4. Fever

If not treated in early stage, then it can form abscess (pus formation) or it can become gangrenous and rupture. It can be life threatening and can cause Peritonitis and Sepsis.

Treatment is immediate detection and appendicectomy which can be done Laparoscopically or through open method.

If in the mild stage, then it can be treated by antibiotics.

Major causes are food and water related infections.

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