The appendix is located at the base of the caecum, i.e. on the side lower right (in bottom and on the right) of the abdomen, but its length and position can be variable. It can go up towards the liver, be in posterior position (retro-caecale) or on the contrary to go about the middle of the belly.
The pain of appendicitis can have a typical irradiation while generally starting around the umbilical point and while moving towards the right iliac pit. The intensity of the pain increases in general over a period from 12 to 6 p.m.
This pain in the right iliac pit, i.e. in bottom and on the right of belly, can join fever (in the neighbourhoods of 38°), nauseas or vomiting.
Appendicitis occurs at any age but generally at the young people before 30 years
The standard treatment is the surgical ablation of the appendix.
The appendicectomy is the surgical urgency most frequent