Ascending retrocecal appendicitis with liver abscesses

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Patient with 15 days history of abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Ascending retrocecal position of the appendix with thickened and enhanced wall. Periappendiceal and mesenteric inflammatory changes with thickening of the peritoneal and right anterior pararenal fascias. Multiple pericecal, subhepatic fluid collections as well as hepatic abscesses in the segments VI and VII.

Consolidation in the middle lobe and right lung base. A small splenic cyst.


Case Discussion

Patient with atypical clinical presentation lead to a delay in the diagnosis and increase the risk of complications, therefore the entire peritoneal cavity should be explored by ultrasound for any atypical abdominal pain including the right iliac fossa as well as the adnexas in female patient.

Additional Contributors: Dr R Bouguelaa, A Ramdani


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Case information

rID: 60066
Published: 7th May 2018
Last edited: 25th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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