Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Right abdominal pain, fever.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Cecal appendix in the right lower quadrant is increased in diameter, with wall thickening and mucosal hyper-enhancement associated with increased periappendiceal fat density. Reactive mesenteric nodes noted. 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
Published: 12th Jul 2015
Last edited: 20th Feb 2020
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