Lower abdominal pain, but no guarding. Borderline temperature. Some RIF tenderness. ? appendicitis ? ovarian pathology
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Normal solid organs.
The appendix is dilated and fluid-filled. It measures 1.2 cm in maximal diameter. The cine loop demonstrates the blind-ending tube with surrounding inflammatory echogenic fat.
No collection. No appendicolith.
Appearances here are of uncomplicated appendicitis. This was confirmed operatively during laparoscopic appendectomy.
In our institution, the majority of appendicitis is treated operatively without ultrasound confirmation. Ultrasound is used in cases where clinical findings are atypical or there is a second alternative diagnosis.