Appendicitis and incidental bicornuate uterus

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Right-sided abdominal pain, vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Female
CT

CT abdomen and pelvis

The computed tomography shows a large appendicolith in a distended appendix. Incidentally a bicornuate uterus was noted.

Case Discussion

The presence of an appendicolith on CT of abdomen is broadly accepted as 100% specific for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in patients with abdominal pain and is considered an indication for appendicectomy.  

This appendicitis was confirmed after the surgery.

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Case information

rID: 22833
Case created: 27th Apr 2013
Last edited: 12th Jan 2017
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