Perforated appendix

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Right iliac fossa pain for one week.

Patient Data

Age: 50 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Perforation is noted in the distal appendix. Base and proximal segments, as well as tip, appear normal.

There is a periappendical collection, inflamed fat, and adherent small bowel loops.

Case Discussion

Perforated appendix is a potential complication of acute appendicitis.

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Case information

rID: 16365
Case created: 13th Jan 2012
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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