Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Faheemullah Khan

Presentation

Right iliac fossa pain for last twelve hours. Two episodes of vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 25 Years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Abdominal examination with a linear probe reveals a dilated (10 mm) blind ended non-compressible tubular structure with hyper echoic walls and no peristalsis. Probe tenderness was also positive. 

Case Discussion

Acute appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. Patients clinically present with anorexia, nausea/vomiting and right iliac fossa pain. 

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Case information

rID: 65152
Published: 27th Dec 2018
Last edited: 28th Dec 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Hayatabad Medical Complex

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