cecal appendix

cecal appendix

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Similarly, a Malone continent ostomy of the cecal appendix was carried out in order to perform antegrade enemas for controlling the neurogenic colon.
The cecal appendix was isolated with vascular preservation to perform Mitrofanoff continent diversion that was placed in the right submucosal tunnel, with the right ureter in the medial submucosal tunnel and the left ureter in the left submucosal tunnel.
For over 100 years this surface mark (5) has been used to locate the cecal appendix (5, 6); however, in a study carried out on 291 women of reproductive age, including pregnant and non-pregnant women, the location of the vermiform appendix in relation to that point was evaluated and it was determined that the location of the appendix is normal when it is within a range of 2 cm from McBurney's point; outside of that range, it is considered that there is anatomical variation from change of position; additionally, no changes in the location of the appendix were observed in pregnant women (6).