Appendix

 

Appendix is  blind worm like pocket of the cecum which contains considerable lymphatic rings. Just like regional center of lymph nodes in the body such as the axillary nodes, and the inguinal nodes, the lymphatic rings in the appendix serve the function of fighting infection and also in making antibodies. It is therefore a very important organ of the body and must not be subject of unnecessary extirpation. It must always be handled with great care.

Cross section through the appendix; low power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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