Appendicular abscess

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Right flank pain to rule out renal stones

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Nonspecific bowel pattern. 


On presentation

CT KUB showed incidentally the appendix with appendicolith having high location in relation to the subhepatic region.


2 weeks later

US showed an area of high echogenicity measuring 5.2 X 6.7 cm in relation to the right hepatic lobe with mild more echogenic rim.


2 weeks later

Contrast enhanced CT scan of the abdomen shows a sub-hepatic collection containing air and appendicolith, in keeping with appendicular abscess.

Case Discussion

Appendicular abscess

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Case information

rID: 18844
Case created: 24th Jul 2012
Last edited: 11th Dec 2015
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