BrainPOP

Appendix

Feeling a little… queasy? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will introduce you to the appendix, a little blind alley that’s attached to your large intestine. Find out about the painful condition called appendicitis, and why doctors have to remove your appendix right away if you get it. You’ll also learn about peritonitis, the life-threatening condition that can happen when appendicitis is left untreated. Tim will explain why the appendix is called a vestigial organ, and how evolution played a part in its development. Finally, you’ll learn some warning signs of appendicitis, and why you shouldn’t freak out every time you get a stomach ache. The organ may be largely useless, but this movie sure isn’t!

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What is the appendix?

How do you know if you have appendicitis?

Why do people need to get their appendix removed?