Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Right abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

CT abdomen and pelvis

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
Published: 1st May 2013
Last edited: 20th Feb 2020
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