Appendicitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Lower abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
CT

Stranding is present in the right lower quadrant, below and medial to the caecum which is thick walled. The appendix can be seen tracking medially, to lie above the bladder. it is thick walled and enhancing. Previous right inguinal hernia repair noted. 

CT

Annotated coronal CT

In this coronal stack the terminal ileum (TI) and appendix are labeled (arrows) 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to surgery which confirmed appendicitis. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 27446
Case created: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 16th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.