Position Variability of the Vermiform Appendix and Effect on Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Children


Authors: E. Kubíková 1;  H. El Falougy 1;  P. Mizeráková 1;  V. Cingel 2;  J. Beňuška 1
Authors‘ workplace: Anatomický ústav LF UKo, Bratislava, Slovenská republika, prednosta ústavu: prof. MUDr. Jozef Beňuška, Ph. D. 1;  Klinika detskej chirurgie DFN, Bratislava, Slovenská republika, prednosta kliniky: MUDr. Ján Trnka, CSc. 2
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2009, roč. 88, č. 3, s. 133-135.
Category: Monothematic special - Original

Overview

Vermiform appendix, seemingly inconspicious anatomical structure, may cause many complications. These result from its topographico-anatomical relations to surrounding structures in abdominal cavity, but also from potential position variability of the vermiform appendix. Variable position of the vermiform appendix can have effect on appendicitis diagnostic, as one of the most often cause of the acute abdomen in children.

Key words:
vermiform appendix – acute appendicitis – diagnostic – position variability


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