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Appendectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The appendix is a small, finger-shaped pouch of intestinal tissue arising from the cecum near its junction with the small intestine.

Update Date 2/27/2016

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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