Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Right abdominal pain, fever.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
CT

Cecal appendix in the right lower quadrant is increased in diameter, with wall thickening and mucosal hyper-enhancement associated with increased periappendiceal fat density. Mesenteric lymph nodes of reactive aspect. No collections, free fluid or pneumoperitoneum are identified.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with acute appendicitis.

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Case information

rID: 38255
Case created: 12th Jul 2015
Last edited: 12th Dec 2015
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