Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

An appendicolith is a calcified deposit within the appendix. They are present in a large number of children with acute appendicitis and may be an incidental finding on an abdominal radiograph or CT. Incidence may be increased amongst patients with a retrocaecal appendix.

An appendicolith will cast an acoustic shadow at ultrasound examination and appear as a calcified mass on an abdominal radiograph or CT examination.

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