Position of Vermiform Appendix: A Postmortem Study

Authors

  • Uttam Kumar Paul Assistant Professor (c.c.), Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Humaira Naushaba Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Tahmina Begum Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Jahangir Alamq Assistant Professor (c.c.), Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Afshan Jesmin Alim Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jesmin Akther Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v7i1.3015

Keywords:

position, vermiform appendix

Abstract

Context: Vermiform appendix is an organ with immunological function in the abdominal cavity which is variable in position and length. It is important in different disease processes, such as appendicitis, carcinoma and diverticulitis. Appendicitis is the most important clinical condition. Appropriate anatomical knowledge about vermiform appendix is important for surgeons, pathologists and other physicians for proper diagnosis and management of appendicitis and carcinoma.
Study design: Descriptive type of study.
Place and period of study: Department of Anatomy, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, from January 2006 to June 2007.
Materials and methods: Sixty (60) human postmortem vermiform appendix, age ranging from 0 to 65 years. Samples were observed in situ in the unclaimed dead bodies within 24 hours of death.
Results: Retrocaecal position was highest (65%) followed by pelvic (31.7%) and post ileal (3.3%). Subcaecal and pre ileal varieties were not found.
Conclusion: To establish a data for Bangladeshi people, future studies are necessary by using larger sample size from different age and sex groups. To determine position of vermiform appendix, sonological studies are also recommended.

Key words: position, vermiform appendix  

doi: 10.3329/bja.v7i1.3015

Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy January 2009, Vol. 7 No. 1 pp. 34-36

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Paul, U. K., Naushaba, H., Begum, T., Alamq, M. J., Alim, A. J., & Akther, J. (2009). Position of Vermiform Appendix: A Postmortem Study. Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, 7(1), 34–36. https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v7i1.3015

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