“Anterior appendix”: a boon for clinicians and radiologists

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Vermiform appendix is considered as a vestigial organ, and it has minimal or no role to play in the digestion and absorption of food. It is an enigma to the clinicians due to its variable positions and symptoms caused by its inflammation. In the available literature, there are many reports on various positions, size and disease of appendix. However, there is no report on an anteriorly located appendicular attachment to the caecum. During dissection classes for medical undergraduates, an appendix with its base attached to the anterior wall of the caecum was noted. The entire appendix was attached to the ileum through a mesoappendix and was readily visible when the anterior abdominal wall was reflected. This position could be a boon to the clinicians and radiologists during diagnosis and surgery of the appendix.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSurgical and Radiologic Anatomy
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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