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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 1769-1771

Date of Publication: 31-01-2016



Nirmaladevi M *1, Sudha Seshayyan 2.

*1 Associate Professor, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
2 Director, Institute of Anatomy, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

Address: Dr. Nirmaladevi M, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu - 641 004, India. Ph: +919865621490, Fax: 0422 2594400


The vermiform appendix is a part of large intestine, situated in right iliac fossa. It is a vestigeal organ in humans. This study was done 50 adult cadavers and spontaneously aborted fetal specimens. The anatomical variations were photographed, tabulated and compared with previous studies. Bacterial infection of appendix known as appendicitis is an emergency condition in all age groups. This is treated by removal of it known as appendicectomy. Detailed knowledge about the normal and variant anatomy is important for the surgeons during the surgery. The anatomical knowledge is also useful to the radiologist for diagnosing the appendicular artery in angiograms.
KEY WORDS: Vermiform Appendix, Vestigial, Appendicectomy.


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Nirmaladevi M, Sudha Seshayyan. CADAVERIC STUDY ON THE ORIGIN OF THE APPENDICULAR ARTERY. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):1769-1771. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.329




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