What is this article about?
Appendicitis is an acute, potentially life-threatening medical emergency wherein the appendix becomes inflamed. The appendix is a thin, finger-like pouch that is attached to the caecum - a part of the large intestine located on the lower right side of the abdomen. The exact purpose of the appendix in humans is still unknown - some believe that it functions as a lymphoid organ with immunoprotective properties, while others suggest its role is to store ‘good’ bacteria.
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