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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.

Review Date 4/4/2017

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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