Acute appendicitis - paediatric

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane

Presentation

Right lower quadrant abdominal and periumbilical pain, fever, McBurney's sign.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

A markedly inflamed, tender appendix was demonstrated on ultrasound with inflammation extending into the adjacent small bowel and fat. Rebound tenderness at this point. Acute appendicitis diagnosed and confirmed at surgery.

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Case information

rID: 12826
Case created: 15th Jan 2011
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
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