Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

What happens if you go for an opperation to remove the appendix and... *Mesenteric Adinitis*?

... they find the appendix is perfectly healthy?

Will they still take it out or will they leave it there?

Also, if they find it is Mesenteric Adinitis, what happens then? And what actually is Mesenteric Adinitis?

Please help!!


I thought the appendix was useless? What is its job, just out of intrest?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Wow De Mac what a load. IT IS PART OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:

    "Lymphoid tissue begins to accumulate in the appendix shortly after birth and reaches a peak between the second and third decades of life, decreasing rapidly thereafter and practically disappearing after the age of 60. During the early years of development, however, the appendix has been shown to function as a lymphoid organ, assisting with the maturation of B lymphocytes (one variety of white blood cell) and in the production of the class of antibodies known as immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies. Researchers have also shown that the appendix is involved in the production of molecules that help to direct the movement of lymphocytes to various other locations in the body."

  • Hic
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Mesenteric adentitis is a well recognised reason for an incorrect diagnosis of appendicitis. It simply means that the lymph nodes (glands) in the mesentery (part of the tissue, the peritoneum, that supports and covers the bowel) are inflamed. This can happen with a simple viral infection. It clears up without treatment.

    Usually, once the abdomen has been entered, the surgeon will remove the appendix. Perhaps he/she shouldn't - the appendix performs a useful function.

  • 1 decade ago

    your appendix was as large as your stomach once (cave men times) its was an organ that allowed us to eat raw meat before we learned about fire and cooking

    Evolution has shrunk it and its now a useless organ now

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