Appendicitis : Abnormal Appendix, is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix, a closed tube of tissue attached to the large intestine in the lower right abdomen.
Inflammation may occur when the appendix becomes infected or blocked with stool, by obstruction of the appendiceal lumen, with the resultant build-up of fluid, secondary infection, venous congestion, ischemia and necrosis. or foreign objects or a tumor.
It is a very common condition/abdominal emergency. However, this condition requires rapid and accurate diagnosis to confirm or exclude perforation.
Diagnosing Abnormal Appendix using an ultrasound scanner is done usually either by an abdominal or pelvic ultrasound.
One of the biggest challenges of imaging the Abnormal Appendix is finding it. Once confidently identified, assessing its normality is relatively straightforward.
In addition, ultrasound scanning is reliable at identifying Appendicitis , especially in thin patients.
Source: Appendix/ Vermiform appendix