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Chapter 28. Appendix

All of the following are true about the appendix, except

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Helpful tests in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis include

A. Abdominal CT

B. Transvaginal ultrasound

C. Encephalopathy

D. A, B, and C

E. A and C

D. A, B and C

Primary malignant tumors of the appendix

A. Should prompt right colectomy in nearly all patients

B. Are most commonly neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors

C. Is the most common etiology of appendicitis

D. Usually presents due to liver metastases

E. Are usually found at the base of the appendix

B. Are most commonly neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors

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