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Appendicitis (cont.)

Appendicitis Prevention

There is no way of predicting when appendicitis will occur or prevent it from occurring.

There are no proven risk factors for appendicitis. It has been suggested that potential risk factors may include a diet low in fiber and high in sugar, family history, and infection.

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The appendix is a wormlike extension of the cecum and, for this reason, has been called the vermiform appendix.

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