If a person has appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix caused by bacteria), pain is felt in…

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.