appendix

Appendix – Low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN)

by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC, reviewed on March 22, 2019 Quick facts: Low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN) is a tumour that develops only in the appendix. It starts from the cells that line the inside of the appendix and produces a substance called mucin. LAMN is different from other tumours in the gastrointestinal tract …
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Appendix – Acute appendicitis

by Madeline Fitzpatrick MD and Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC, reviewed on April 28, 2019 Quick facts: Acute appendicitis is a non-cancerous medical condition caused by acute inflammation of the appendix. It is a common condition that can occur at any age, but it usually affects adolescents and young adults. In this article you will learn …
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