Perforated appendix

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Pelvic pain and fever

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Female
CT

Images reveal a midline pelvic collection with non-dependent air pockets and an enhancing rim.

There is an irregular calcified body to the right of midline within the collection, representing an appendicolith.

Case Discussion

Patient went to surgery and the diagnosis of ruptured appendix was confirmed.

Final diagnosis: acute appendicitis - perforated with pelvic collection.

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Case information

rID: 14081
Case created: 23rd Jun 2011
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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