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What is appendiculith?

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In brief: Stone like hard

Stool in the appendix is called as appendicolith or more commonly called as faecolith of appendix , which will cause appendicitis by obstructing the lumen.

In brief: Stone like hard

Stool in the appendix is called as appendicolith or more commonly called as faecolith of appendix , which will cause appendicitis by obstructing the lumen.
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In brief: Stone in appendix

Literally, "lith" means stone.
An appendicolith is a finding (usually on cat scan or xray) reported by a radiologist when they see material that lights up in the appendix. Typically this is seen in the setting of appendicitis but can also be an incidental finding. The stone is made up of hardened stool and is frequently the cause of appendicitis by blocking the opening and causing swelling.

In brief: Stone in appendix

Literally, "lith" means stone.
An appendicolith is a finding (usually on cat scan or xray) reported by a radiologist when they see material that lights up in the appendix. Typically this is seen in the setting of appendicitis but can also be an incidental finding. The stone is made up of hardened stool and is frequently the cause of appendicitis by blocking the opening and causing swelling.
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