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    Posted: 18-Aug-2008 at 21:48
Do they even have an appendix?
 
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Hey Aelfgifu,

To be honest, I think some animals technically can get 'appendicitis'. A few animals (some marsupials and rabbits) have very similar structures to the human appendix, but slightly different in their function (that is, they have a definite function). So if these animals suffer from inflammation in these organs, then I suppose that is appendicitis? I've never heard of any cases of it before though.

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