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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.
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

Merck, QIAGEN to collaborate to increase access to HPV vaccination and HPV DNA testing in developing countries

Merck, QIAGEN to collaborate to increase access to HPV vaccination and HPV DNA testing in developing countries

Merck's GARDASIL receives approval from FDA Advisory Committee

Merck's GARDASIL receives approval from FDA Advisory Committee

Duke University Medical Center highlights importance of the appendix in human body

Duke University Medical Center highlights importance of the appendix in human body

Research shows how resveratrol works as an effective therapy for life-threatening inflammation

Research shows how resveratrol works as an effective therapy for life-threatening inflammation

Biomarker in urine for appendicitis

Biomarker in urine for appendicitis

T2-weighted BLADE MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries

T2-weighted BLADE MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries