appendix

Appendix

What is the appendix? The appendix is a small finger-shaped organ that connects with your large bowel (colon) by a small opening. In most people, the appendix sits in the lower right abdomen just above your hip bone. The appendix and the large bowel have a similar structure. Both the appendix and the large bowel …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) of the appendix

What is a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour in the appendix? Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of cancer and the most common type of cancer in the appendix. The tumour is made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells that are normally found inside the appendix. ¬†Pathologists divide well differentiated NETs of the appendix into …
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Low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN)

What is low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN)? Low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN) is a tumour that starts in the appendix, a small finger-shaped organ that connects with your large bowel (colon) by a thin opening. Is low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm a type of cancer? Most LAMNs behave like non-cancerous tumours. This is …
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Acute appendicitis

What is acute appendicitis? Acute appendicitis is a non-cancerous medical condition caused by acute inflammation in the appendix, a small finger-shaped organ that connects with your large bowel (colon) by a small opening. In most people, the appendix sits in the lower right abdomen just above your hip bone. Acute appendicitis can occur in any …
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