Odd position of the vermiform appendix

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Recurrent right renal pain and calculi.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Staghorn calculus seen in right renal pelvis, lower and middle calycies causing moderate upper pole hydrocalycosis with secondary calculi formation. Cortical thinning is also seen along the lower pole of right kidney. Note abnormal position of the appendix.

Mesenteric haziness with fat ring sign also seen, suggestive of mesenteric panniculitis.

Case Discussion

An incidental finding of odd position of the appendix that may mimicking symptoms of cholecysitis or right renal pain. It shows no signs of inflammation.

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Case information

rID: 27847
Published: 22nd Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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