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Had appendectomy. Post surgery scar horizontal under navel and then vertically goes down. Is the scar on the correct place?

Hi, I have a friend who had an appendectomy . She has a post surgery scar that is horizontally under her navel and then goes vertically down. I have been looking into the scars and can t seem to figure out why her scar is like this apart from the general answer that different people s appendix are in different places. Can you help?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Yes you are right diff positions of appendix are present.As off your discription the scar does seem a lil unusual. there are different incisions for appendicectomy. Horizontal incision is usually a Lanz incision, my guess is probably there would have been difficulty finding the appendix with that incision due to whatever reasons,so the incision would have been extended vertically. The typical incision would have been a curved oblique scar few cms below and to the right ofthe navel. This could be the only reason for such a scar...
Answered: Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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