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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

A study on various positions of vermiform appendix in adult human cadavers

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Author Details: K Lavanya devi,V Lokanayaki*

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 61

Article End Page : 64


Introduction: Aim was to know various positions of Vermiform appendix. Acute appendicitis is the most common general surgrical emergency. Obstruction of its lumen is the most common cause of acute appendicitis. The severity of appendicitis along with its various positions may lead to different clinical presentations. Knowledge of positions of appendix is essential for surgeons and physicians to arrive an accurate diagnosis and proper management of appendicitis.
Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in fifty adult human cadavers in the Institute of anatomy, Madras Medical College over a period of one year from 2017-2018. The appendix was examined in all the specimens to recognise its various positions.
Result: In the present study, Vermiform appendix was retrocaecal in 31 specimens, then pelvic in 16 specimens. The least common postions were post ileal in 2 specimens and subcaecal in 1 specimen.
Conclusion: The knowledge of various anatomical positions of appendix is must for surgeons to make proper diagnosis and management of various clinical and pathological conditions related to appendix.

Keywords: Vermiform appendix, Appendicectomy.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2126.2019.0015