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Difference between Appendix and Appendicitis?

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#1 priyanshusharma



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:48 AM


Is there any difference between Appendix and Appendicitis?

Sorry for asking this. I really don't know. I am a medical student so asking this.


Please help.



#2 Oli18


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

Appendicitis is a painful inflammation or swelling of the appendix, a 5-10 cm tube of tissue connected to the large intestine.

It means, appendix is a part of the human body, while appendicitis is a disease concerning appendix.(if I'm not mistaken)

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