Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Two days of increasing lower abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
CT

Enlarged fluid filled appendix with surrounding stranding is noted without evidence of perforation. No other pathology evident. 

Annotated image

Enlarged fluid filled appendix with surrounding stranding (blue arrow) is typical of acute appendicitis. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of acute appendicitis in a 45 year old woman.

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Case information

rID: 7966
Case created: 24th Dec 2009
Last edited: 6th Jan 2016
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