Appendix surgery being performed. Failure to remove an inflamed appendix could result in it perforating, which can lead to peritonitis, a potentially fatal condition.

Do we need an appendix? Why it could be useful, how to know if yours is inflamed, and history of the ‘useless’ organ

Doctors are starting to see links between the loss of the appendix and diseases such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease, though much about the organ remains a mystery

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Appendix surgery being performed. Failure to remove an inflamed appendix could result in it perforating, which can lead to peritonitis, a potentially fatal condition.
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