vermiform appendix


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Synonyms for vermiform appendix

a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

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Genetic alterations in goblet cell carcinoids of the vermiform appendix and comparison with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.
Amyand's hernia - A vermiform appendix presenting in an inguinal hernia: A case series.
Kell MR et al16 described a simple grading system, the Intra-operative Appendicitis Severity Score (IASS), this can be modified for a general acceptance, probably to include parameters like the state of the greater omentum, presence or absence of pus or excess fluid and grade of inflammation of the vermiform appendix (if found to be inflamed).
The vermiform appendix was dilated, with lymphoid hyperplasia and acute periappendicitis.
The location of the vermiform appendix usually has some anatomical variations, which explains why this structure cannot always be located at the McBurney's point (3).
Experience with early operative interference in cases of disease of vermiform appendix.
Duplication of the vermiform appendix, originally described in 1903, is rare with a reported incidence of 0.
Key Words: appendicitis, myonecrosis, obturator hernia, surgery, vermiform appendix
It explains the poor design of humans (such as 'muscles that can no longer move ears, useless body-hair, a vermiform appendix that serves no purpose, the remnants of a tail, and so on' (121) and other animals, as well as the presence of evil in the world, neither of which is easily compatible with a benevolent creator God.
Vladimir and Estragon's theological discourse on the fate of the thieves hung with Christ is a vermiform appendix of Beckett's Catholic upbringing; it is an alien presence in the Godot world, otherwise so carefully flensed of historic particularities.
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix is the most common cause of the acute abdomen in young adults.
Epithelial neoplasms of the vermiform appendix (exclusive of carcinoid), II: cystadenomas, papillary adenomas, and adenomatous polyps of the appendix.
The vermiform appendix is a continuation of the cecum of the large intestine.
Background: Vermiform appendix performs function immunologically and acts like a tonsil.