Perforated appendicitis with abscess formation

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Neglected right lower abdominal pain for one month, presented with purulent discharge from the right lower lumbar region

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

The CT scan revealed the features of a retrocecal appendicitis, perforated within the right psoas muscles forming a large abscess that extended through the right abdominal wall into the subcutaneous tissues with fistulisation.

Case Discussion

A case of a neglected perforated appendicitis within the psoas muscles with abscess formation and fistulisation to the abdominal wall (confirmed at surgery).

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