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vermiform appendix

, process
a wormlike pouch extending from the lower end of the caecum in some mammals. In man it is vestigial
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vermiform appendix

[′vər·mə‚fȯrm ə′pen‚diks]
(anatomy)
A small, blind sac projecting from the cecum. Also known as appendix.
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According to many authors, the vermiform appendix is the only organ in the human body which has multiple definitive anatomical positions.
Intestinal gland-lined mucosa was identified and determined to be an autoamputated vermiform appendix. Adhesions, bacteria, and acute and chronic inflammation were also present.
The position of the human vermiform appendix infetal and adult age groups.
During dissection of the hernia sac, a tubular structure corresponding to the vermiform appendix was discovered (Figures 1-4).
In the presence of uncomplicated vermiform appendix in the sac of inguinal hernia, the mesh hernia repair without appendectomy is recommended by most authors.
The PPV and NPV of LA procedure has been improved by the ZM signal method of transillumination pulsomotorographic monitoring of functional characterization of the vermiform appendix and caecum during operation.12
An enterocolectomy including the distal ileum (2.5 cm), the cecum (8x3 cm), and dilated vermiform appendix (8 cm long x 1.5 cm wide), containing thick, yellow pus was received.
McBurney's notoriety is associated with the diagnostic sign of inflammation of the vermiform appendix and the surgical technique for the management of appendicitis.
Balslev, "Diverticula of the vermiform appendix. Alternatives of clinical presentation and significance," Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, vol.
Although the rise of executive agreements seems to challenge the treaty clause, this important work confirms that the clause has not become the Constitution's vermiform appendix, that inter- and intrabranch politics remain quite strong, and that executive agreements are compatible with the separation of powers.
The effects of Schistosoma haematobium infestation on the vermiform appendix: the Nigerian experience.