Tip appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right lower abdominal pain for 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 7-year-old
Gender: Male

Abdominal ultrasound (selected images)

Tip of appendix is inflamed and the test of the appendix shows normal diameter and compressibility. 

Case Discussion

Terminal appendicitis with intraluminal pus was confirmed at surgery. Tip perforation was present, which could not be diagnosed preoperatively.

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Case information

rID: 16751
Published: 17th Feb 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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