Appendicular abscess

Case contributed by Dr Charudutt Jayant Sambhaji
CT

Images show an abscess in the retrocaecal location with an adjacent appendicolith. The ascending colon is displaced anteriorly.

Case Discussion

Abscess formation is one of the complications of appendicitis following rupture of the inflamed and distended appendix.

An appendicular abscess can be managed by either surgical drainage or by image guided percutaneous drainage. The appendix is subsequently removed at interval appendicectomy.

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Case information

rID: 6373
Case created: 17th Jun 2009
Last edited: 26th Nov 2015
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