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Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. The appendix is a fingerlike pouch attached to the large intestine and located in the lower right area of the abdomen. Scientists are not sure what the appendix does, if anything, but removing it does not appear to affect a person’s health. The inside of the appendix is called the appendiceal lumen. Mucus created by the appendix travels through the appendiceal lumen and empties into the large intestine.
Scoring system identifies appendicitis in pediatric acute abdomen pain

Scoring system identifies appendicitis in pediatric acute abdomen pain

Hypertension-associated hospitalizations of children on the increase

Hypertension-associated hospitalizations of children on the increase

Western-style diets may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Western-style diets may increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

New EMR tool helps reduce unnecessary abdominal CT scan use among ER patients

New EMR tool helps reduce unnecessary abdominal CT scan use among ER patients

Removing ruptured appendix sooner lowers hospital costs, charges

Removing ruptured appendix sooner lowers hospital costs, charges

Health care not structured in the interest of the patient

Health care not structured in the interest of the patient

Study finds increase in use of emergency CT in pediatric patients with abdominal pain

Study finds increase in use of emergency CT in pediatric patients with abdominal pain

ACR finds list of five medical imaging exams

ACR finds list of five medical imaging exams

Early appendectomy can reduce length of stay, medical interventions and hospital charges

Early appendectomy can reduce length of stay, medical interventions and hospital charges

Johns Hopkins Hospital's new home to open on May 1

Johns Hopkins Hospital's new home to open on May 1

Results from AspenBio Pharma's AppyScore trial on appendicitis to be presented at SAEM meeting

Results from AspenBio Pharma's AppyScore trial on appendicitis to be presented at SAEM meeting

Wake Forest Baptist researchers create emergency general surgery registry

Wake Forest Baptist researchers create emergency general surgery registry

Toshiba, AHRA announce recipients of fourth annual Putting Patients First grant program

Toshiba, AHRA announce recipients of fourth annual Putting Patients First grant program

Einstein, Montefiore experts available to discuss effects of radiation dose and exposure

Einstein, Montefiore experts available to discuss effects of radiation dose and exposure

Link between heavy methamphetamine use and schizophrenia

Link between heavy methamphetamine use and schizophrenia

Colon cancer may be linked to a bacterium that causes appendicitis and gum disease: Study

Colon cancer may be linked to a bacterium that causes appendicitis and gum disease: Study

Delayed appendectomies may increase likelihood of complications in children

Delayed appendectomies may increase likelihood of complications in children

Acute Care Emergency Surgical Service linked with 15% reduction in decision time

Acute Care Emergency Surgical Service linked with 15% reduction in decision time

PA departments warn public regarding use of glass-bottled milk from Brunton Dairy in Aliquippa

PA departments warn public regarding use of glass-bottled milk from Brunton Dairy in Aliquippa

Methamphetamine users more likely to develop Parkinson's disease

Methamphetamine users more likely to develop Parkinson's disease