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Case contributed by Dr Gaspar Alberto


Abdominal pain, fever, leucocytosis.

Patient Data:

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino
Modality: X-ray
Modality: X-ray

Case Discussion:

Later the same day the patient underwent a laparoscopic appendicectomy. Pathological review of the surgical specimen showed an appendix 8 x 2.5 x 2 cms, 2 cms appendicolith;  acute gangrenous appendicitis with rupture -perforation- and local peritonitis with periapendicular abscess.

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