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If the appendix is not easily accessible or retrocecal, the next maneuver is to identify the cecum and gently lift it into the wound by hooking a finger under a taeniae.       

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The cecum is then broadly grasped with a moist sponge and gently rocked back and forth to deliver it and the attached appendix. The three taeniae converge at the appendiceal base.       

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Sometimes, the mid portion of the appendix is tethered down by a band which must be cut to mobilize the appendix.       

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