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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.
Study reports increased CT usage in emergency departments

Study reports increased CT usage in emergency departments

Merck announces FDA Advisory Committee approval of GARDASIL for anal cancer and AIN treatment

Merck announces FDA Advisory Committee approval of GARDASIL for anal cancer and AIN treatment

Single-incision, robot surgery at UT Southwestern helps fix congenital narrowing of ureters

Single-incision, robot surgery at UT Southwestern helps fix congenital narrowing of ureters

Emergency physicians to present research studies at Research Forum 2010

Emergency physicians to present research studies at Research Forum 2010

Severity of appendicitis can be predicted from blood sample, shows thesis

Severity of appendicitis can be predicted from blood sample, shows thesis

Study confirms effectiveness of CT for diagnosis of appendicitis

Study confirms effectiveness of CT for diagnosis of appendicitis

Arizona's smoking ban reduces hospital admissions for stroke, asthma and angina

Arizona's smoking ban reduces hospital admissions for stroke, asthma and angina

Black and Hispanic children have high rate of hospital admissions for ruptured appendix

Black and Hispanic children have high rate of hospital admissions for ruptured appendix

Lack of health insurance to delay emergency treatment during heart attack: Study

Lack of health insurance to delay emergency treatment during heart attack: Study

Uninsured patients may delay seeking care for heart attacks

Uninsured patients may delay seeking care for heart attacks

Does your insurance policy covers emergency expenses abroad?

Does your insurance policy covers emergency expenses abroad?

Preoperative CT may help reduce unnecessary surgeries in women with suspected acute appendicitis

Preoperative CT may help reduce unnecessary surgeries in women with suspected acute appendicitis

New study indicates appendicitis may be caused by viral infection

New study indicates appendicitis may be caused by viral infection

AspenBio Pharma reports on Premarket Notification submission plans for its ELISA format AppyScore test

AspenBio Pharma reports on Premarket Notification submission plans for its ELISA format AppyScore test

Presentations at Tuesday's RSNA conference

Presentations at Tuesday's RSNA conference

Mobile phones with special software now offer accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis

Mobile phones with special software now offer accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis

Shortage of general surgeons may be linked to higher rate of perforated appendix in rural areas

Shortage of general surgeons may be linked to higher rate of perforated appendix in rural areas

Aspenbio Pharma closes public offering of its common stock shares

Aspenbio Pharma closes public offering of its common stock shares

Aspenbio Pharma declares public offering Of 4,482,609 common stock

Aspenbio Pharma declares public offering Of 4,482,609 common stock

Patients with serious mental illness need to be treated for physical and mental health

Patients with serious mental illness need to be treated for physical and mental health