Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Two days of increasing lower abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

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

Modality: 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
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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