Perforated appendix

Presentation

Acute abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 36 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Acutely inflamed blind ending tubular right iliac structure in keeping with the appendix with a large appendicolith, wall defect and markedly dilated lumen.

Marked stranding of the surrounding fat planes with fluid collection and abscess formation.

Multiple moderately enlarged reactive lymph nodes.

Significant dorso-lumbar scoliotic deformity

Case Discussion

A perforated appendix is one of the complications of acute appendicitis. An appendicolith is thought to be associated with a higher probability of perforation

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Case Information

rID: 52351
Case created: 3rd Apr 2017
Last edited: 5th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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