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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 1/7/2018

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, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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