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The appendix, located near the midline, is thickened / oedematous, measuring 10 mm in maximal diameter. Adjacent peri appendiceal fat stranding as well is moderate volume of free intra-abdominal fluid is demonstrated. No drainable collection. Oral contrast passes through to the transverse colon, no evidence of bowel obstruction. No free gas.
The liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and adrenals are within normal limits. Several small reactive mesenteric lymph nodes are demonstrated. Dependent atelectasis in the lung bases and small bilateral pleural effusions. The bones are within normal limits.
Patient went on to surgery.
A congested haemorrhagic appendix measuring 60x10mm. There is no perforation identified.
Sections show appendix which has a ulcerated mucosal surface with acute inflammation extending through the appendiceal wall with a fibrinopurulent exudate on the serosal surface. No evidence of malignancy is seen.
Appendix: Acute appendicitis.