IJAR.2017.176

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.1 (April 2017)

Page No.: 3777-3779

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.176

A CADAVERIC STUDY OF ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS IN THE ARTERIAL SUPPLY OF VERMIFORM APPENDIX

K.Sudha *1, S.Sundarapandian 2, V.Muniappan 3.

 *1 Assistant Professor, Department of anatomy, SRM Medical College & Hospital, SRM university, Kattankulathur, Kanchipuram dist, Tamilnadu, India.

2 Professor, Department of anatomy, SRM medical College & Hospital, SRM university, Kattankulathur, Kanchipuram dist, Tamilnadu, India.

 3 Professor, Department of anatomy, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital, Annamalai university, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr.K.Sudha, Assistant professor, Department of anatomy, SRM medical college & hospital, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Potheri-603103, Kanchipuram dist, Tamilnadu, India. Ph: 8220391095 E-Mail: sudhasivakumar42@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen in young adolescents and appendectomy is often the first major surgical procedure performed by a surgeon. Precise knowledge of vascular variation and planning of conducting surgical and radiological procedures is important during appendectomy. The appendicular artery is considered to be a branch from posterior caecal artery or ileocolic artery entering the mesoappendix from behind the ileum and supplying it. There is no general agreement in the literature about the arterial blood supply of the vermiform appendix. Little information is available in the literature about the distribution and pattern of branching of the appendicular arteries. In view of the discrepancies in the literature about the anatomy of the vascular supply of the appendix and to add further knowledge of surgical anatomy this study was carried out. Accessory arteries are important because they can provide some immunity toward appendicitis. Detailed analysis of the arterial vascularization of the appendix is necessary before its removal for reconstructive microsurgery.

KEY WORDS: Vermiform Appendix, Appendectomy, Appendicular Artery, Accessory Appendicular Artery.

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Cite this article: K.Sudha, S.Sundarapandian, V.Muniappan. A CADAVERIC STUDY OF ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS IN THE ARTERIAL SUPPLY OF VERMIFORM APPENDIX. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.1):3777-3779. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.176  
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