Acute appendicitis

Case contributed by Dr Vitalii Rogalskyi

Presentation

Acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain, fever.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT abdomen & pelvis

CT of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrates ascending retrocecal appendix position. Appendix has thickened and enhancing wall. Stranding of adjacent fat without fluid collection or free air.

Two simple cyst of left kidney noted.

Annotated image

Annotated images

Curved coronal projection shows appendix with mural thickening and pathologic enhancement (red arrow).

Case Discussion

Clinical symptoms and CT findings are consistent with diagnosis of acute appendicitis. No complications (such as perforation, abscess formation etc) performed. 

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Case information

rID: 66513
Published: 23rd Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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