Blood supply and position of the vermiform appendix in {Zambians}

Citation:
Katzarski, M., U. K. Gopal Rao, and K. Brady. "Blood supply and position of the vermiform appendix in {Zambians}." Medical journal of Zambia. 13 (1979): 32-34.

Abstract:

The arterial blood supply, position, and length of the appendix were studied 103 Zambian cadavers. In 39.8%, more than one appendicular artery was found. In position, 43.6% were pelvic, and 20.3% retro-cecal. The average length of the appendix was 12.0 cm in males, and 11.4 cm in females. The prevalence of the dual blood supply and pelvic position, may partly explain the recorded rarity of appendicitis among Africans.

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00000 PMID: 263369

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