AN AGE-SPECIFIC ANATOMICAL STUDY OF CHILDREN CAECUM AND APPENDIX
Miao Hua; Yu Guangshen; Yan Linshu; Qin Dengyou; Shao Zhengren; Li Xijuan(Department of Anatomy, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu 233003)
children cadavers(male 99, female 81) were divided into 6 groups according to their age. The positions, shapes, and lengths of the caecum and appendix were observed in all groups. The position of the caecum moves down from the upper of the right iliac crest to the right iliac fossa and the shape of caecum varies gradually from funnel type to right bigest bag type, as the age increases. The position of appendix is variable and there is no regularity accompaning with age. The lengths of caecum and appendix in Ⅰ-Ⅲ groups increase more repidly than the others. The surface projection of the appendix root draws down gradually following the descent of caecum.