Anatomical Variations in the Position of Vermiform Appendix - A Cadaveric Study
Sudagar M, Sivakumaran G, Raziya Banu M
Corresponding Author : M. Sudagar,
Department of Anatomy, KarpagaVinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
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Received : 2014-08-08 Accepted : 2014-09-10 Published : 2014-09-10
Abstract : Appendicitis is one of the most common clinical conditions which require emergency surgery. Variations in the anatomical position of vermiform appendix can result in different clinical presentations. This study was carried on 50 human cadavers irrespective of sex and age from the department of anatomy over a periods of 10 months. In the present study the commonest position was retrocaecal(38%), followed by pelvic(28%), postileal(20%), subcaecal(10%) and midinguinal(4%). Preileal variety was not found. A thorough knowledge of normal anatomy and variations in the position of vermiform appendix is very important for the surgeons while performing abdominal surgeries in adult, children and infants as it helps them to make optimal diagnosis of various pathological conditions related to this organ and treat accordingly.
Keywords : Vermiform appendix, Appendicitis, Position.
Citation : Sudagar M, et al. (2014). Anatomical Variations in the Position of Vermiform Appendix â€“ A Cadaveric Studyy. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V2I1. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1000175
Copyright : Â© 2014 Sudagar M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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