Appendicitis & Appendectomy Slideshow
Reviewed by Jay W. Marks, MD on Thursday, August 21, 2008
Step 2 of 8: The mesentery (the tissue that suspends the appendix and carries blood vessels to the appendix) is divided from the appendix.
Step 3 of 8: Scissors are used to free the appendix from its mesenteric attachment to the abdomen and colon.
An example of an infected appendix that has been removed (left) and the resulting incisional scar from an appendectomy (right).
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