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Appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Right flank pain. Concern over a high lying acute appendicitis.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Thick walled blind ending tubular structure with its tip close to the hepatorenal space.

No appendicolith.

Case Discussion

The site of an appendix may be variable, but the appearances when inflammed (appendicitis) are consistent:

- thick walled

- blind ending tube ( dont confuse with the terminal ileum )

- often an appendicolith

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Case information

rID: 41374
Published: 29th Nov 2015
Last edited: 15th Sep 2020
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