IS case 518: Acute appendicitis
Imaging Sciences URMC 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-10
Acute appendicitis is a medical emergency characterized by inflammation of the appendix. The condition is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain. Diagnosis is based on patient history, physical exam and imaging findings. Ultrasonography, including Doppler imaging demonstrates a non-compressible tubular structure with wall thickening and increased vascularity in the right lower quadrant. Management includes laparoscopic and open surgical resection of the appendix.
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