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Pelvic Appendix

If an inflamed appendix is hanging down into the pelvis, abdominal tenderness in the right iliac region may not be felt, but deep tenderness may be experienced above the symphysis pubis. Rectal examination (or vaginal examination in the female) may reveal tenderness of the peritoneum in the pelvis on the right side. If such an inflamed appendix perforates, a localized pelvic peritonitis may result.

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