Practical Points in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis by CT Image and/or Pelvic Ultrasonic Scan: A Case Report

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Chirotchana Suchato, MD

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain. CT image and /or pelvic ultrasonic scan are excellent resources to assist in diagnosis. The common locations to examine are retroceacal, pelvic and retroileum. The size of a normal appendix is less than 6 mm in  diameter  and  the  wall  is  less  than  2  mm  thick. The associated findings are periappendiceal edema with or without fluid collection and/ or calcified fecalith in the lumen. In pregnancy and pediatric groups, ultrasound should be performed. The differential diagnosis is diverticulitis.

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Suchato C. Practical Points in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis by CT Image and/or Pelvic Ultrasonic Scan: A Case Report. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2016Feb.19 [cited 2020Jul.15];11(1):47. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/221488
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