AUTHORS : Hazarika Bornali, Deka Rup Sekhar DOI No. : DOI Link. : Introduction: Appendix is well recognized as an immunologic
organ that actively participates in the secretion of
immunoglobulins, particularly immunoglobulin A (IgA). The
appendix is an integral component of the gut associated
lymphoid tissue (GALT) system. Obstruction of the lumen is the
dominating factor in acute appendicitis. Methods: The present
study was undertaken at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital
involving the departments of Anatomy and Forensic Medicine.
Specimens of appendix were taken from the department of
Forensic Medicine before putrefaction of the body. Specimens
were collected after due permission/consent from the concerned
authority and also from the nearest relatives of the deceased.
Appendixes were studied in two age groups as ‘0 to 14 years’,
and ‘20 to 50 years’. The data recorded was analysed
statistically using Student’s T-test. P value d” 0.05 is considered
as statistically significant.