Acute uncomplicated appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung

Presentation

Right lower quadrant pain

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Dilated, thick-walled appendix with appendicolith near the tip. Periappendiceal stranding/inflammation. Small ascites. 

Case Discussion

Typical findings of acute appendicitis, confirmed by laparoscopic appendectomy: "the appendix was markedly thickened and inflamed, making it difficult to distinguish the mesoappendix from the appendix itself."

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