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Summary and Perspectives

  • Caroline Keyzer
  • Pierre Alain Gevenois
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

One should believe that the appendix is so insignificant and that acute appendicitis is so common that almost everything about it is well established and widely known would be as ignorant as the surgeons of the nineteenth century who rejected its central role in acute inflammatory disease of the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. This worm-shaped (vermiform appendix) organ is indeed still subject of many questions, controversies, and researches.

Keywords

Acute Appendicitis Normal Appendix Vermiform Appendix Interval Appendectomy Negative Appendectomy Rate 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHôpital Erasme, Université libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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