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Son has enlarged appendix but not inflamed. What does it mean?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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In brief: Normal

I presume that the character of the appendix was found on ultrasound or ct abdominal examination.
Baseline diameter of appendix is about 5-6mm. However there are exceptions with appendix distended by air or fluid and having a larger diameter. If no inflammation associated with it and no large blocking stone , appendicolith, then appendix is normal. It is normal variation being larger than expected.

In brief: Normal

I presume that the character of the appendix was found on ultrasound or ct abdominal examination.
Baseline diameter of appendix is about 5-6mm. However there are exceptions with appendix distended by air or fluid and having a larger diameter. If no inflammation associated with it and no large blocking stone , appendicolith, then appendix is normal. It is normal variation being larger than expected.
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