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Why does we suffer appendicitis?. What ises the use of appendix?

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Vestigial Organ

Currently, the appendix appears to have no use at all.
It may have had a function in millennia past, but now only sits there and makes some of us sick. There is a meckel's diverticulum, remnant of the embryonic vitelline duct. Maybe the appendix is related to that. Appendicitis is when it becomes inflamed because it gets blocked by something, often a calcified piece of poop.

In brief: Vestigial Organ

Currently, the appendix appears to have no use at all.
It may have had a function in millennia past, but now only sits there and makes some of us sick. There is a meckel's diverticulum, remnant of the embryonic vitelline duct. Maybe the appendix is related to that. Appendicitis is when it becomes inflamed because it gets blocked by something, often a calcified piece of poop.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Appy

There is no true known use for the appendix it is a vestigial organ.
Appendicitis is caused by a local inflammation of the lymph nodes that causes obstruction of the lumen of the appendix the treatment is surgical removal of the appendix.

In brief: Appy

There is no true known use for the appendix it is a vestigial organ.
Appendicitis is caused by a local inflammation of the lymph nodes that causes obstruction of the lumen of the appendix the treatment is surgical removal of the appendix.
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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