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Gastrointestinal Tract

The Appendix

The Appendix is a worm-shaped appendage that sticks out from the top portion of the large intestine.

The appendix can become inflamed. If an inflamed appendix is not treated immediately, the appendix can burst.

The main function of the appendix is unknown.

Diagnosing Appendix Disorders

Your physician may wish to investigate a problem with your appendix by performing one of the following procedures: