25 Dec If a person has appendicitis (inflammation of the
If a person has appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix caused by bacteria), pain is felt in which abdominal quadrant? (If you’re not sure, take a look at Fig. 16-1 in Chapter 16.) Surgery is usually necessary to remove an inflamed appendix before it ruptures and causes peritonitis. Using your knowledge of the location of the peritoneum, explain why peritonitis is a very serious condition.