Acute appendicitis arising from a malrotated caecum

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Lower abdominal pain and fever

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Male

Findings typical of appendicitis with thickening of the wall and surrounding soft tissue swelling.  Resultant inflammatory mass incorporating the terminal ileum with secondary mural thickening. Note the position of the ileo-caecal junction and appendix in the midline with colon to the left and small bowel to the right.

Case Discussion

Findings typical of appendicitis. 

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Case Information

rID: 19970
Case created: 26th Oct 2012
Last edited: 12th Nov 2015
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