It is a narrow, hollow muscular tube present near the junction of the small and large intestine. It has no significant function in human beings.
- Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed.
- The appendix is a finger or worm-shaped pouch that projects out from the cecum (the beginning of the colon).
- In most individuals, the appendix becomes inflamed because its tissues become infected with bacteria, and pus may develop within the lumen of the appendix. Mechanical blockage of the appendix by hard stool, a foreign body, or thick mucus may also lead to bacterial infections.