Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Acute onset right iliac fossa pain

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
CT

Inflamed thickened appendix with average caliber of 11 mm. Mild periappendiceal fat stranding. Normal study of the rest of the bowel. Three to four subcentimetric ileocolic lymph nodes

 

Case Discussion

Dirty periappendiceal fat and a thickened appendix is easily demonstrated in this non-contrast study. Quite often a plain CT abdomen suffices to diagnose appendicitis, and also other local causes of right iliac fossa pain. 

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Case information

rID: 61917
Published: 24th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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