Retrocaecal appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Ultrasound inconclusive.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Zoomed in image of the right lower quadrant. There is a mildly dilated rim-enhancing tubular structure in cross section (the appendix) behind the caecum. There is mesenteric fat stranding, compatible with inflammatory change.

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Case Information

rID: 15861
Case created: 19th Nov 2011
Last edited: 24th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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