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Chapter 28. Appendix

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All of the following are true about the appendix, except

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A. The appendix in children is characterized by a large concentration of lymphoid follicles that appear 2 weeks after birth and number about 200 or more at age 15 years.

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B. The taeniae of the colon converge at the base of the appendix.

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C. A fecalith or calculus is found in only 10% of acutely inflamed appendices.

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D. The appendix is fixed retrocecally in 65% of adults.

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E. Acute appendicitis may simulate almost any other acute abdominal illness.

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D. The appendix is fixed retrocecally in 65% of adults

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Helpful tests in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis include

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A. Abdominal CT

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B. Transvaginal ultrasound

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C. Encephalopathy

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D. A, B, and C

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E. A and C

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D. A, B and C

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Primary malignant tumors of the appendix

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A. Should prompt right colectomy in nearly all patients

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B. Are most commonly neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors

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C. Is the most common etiology of appendicitis

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D. Usually presents due to liver metastases

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E. Are usually found at the base of the appendix

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B. Are most commonly neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors

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