Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Right abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 32
Gender: Female

CT abdomen and pelvis

Modality: CT

Cecal appendix in the right lower quadrant is increased in diameter, reaching 10 mm, with wall thickening and mucosal hyper-enhancement associated with increased periappendiceal fat density and cecal pole edema. No collections, free fluid or pneumoperitoneum are identified.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with acute appendicitis.

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Case Information

rID: 22892
Case created: 1st May 2013
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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