Appendicular abscess

Case contributed by Dr Charudutt Jayant Sambhaji
CT

Images show an abscess in the retrocecal 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 appendectomy.

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Case information

rID: 6373
Published: 17th Jun 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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