- Diagnostic utility of intravenous contrast for MR imaging in pediatric appendicitis. [Journal Article]
- PRPediatr Radiol 2017 Jan 21
- CONCLUSIONS: MRI diagnosis of acute appendicitis can be performed without contrast for most patients; injection of contrast can be reserved for only those patients with equivocal non-contrast imaging.
- Dengue fever may mislead the surgeons when it presents as an acute abdomen. [Journal Article]
- APAsian Pac J Trop Med 2017; 10(1):15-19
- CONCLUSIONS: DF/DHF misleads the clinicians when it presents as AA. Initial hematological and ultrasonographic findings may be equivocal creating a diagnostic and management dilemma. Vigilant clinical suspicion and early dengue serological assessment is advisable in equivocal cases of AAs with fever in dengue endemic areas, to confirm/exclude the infection in order to avoid unnecessary surgical morbidity in the presence of DF.
- Some Stones Are Precious-Extraluminal Appendicoliths. [Journal Article]
- IJIndian J Surg 2016; 78(6):507-508
- Appendicoliths are commonly implicated in the etiopathogenesis of acute appendicitis. Extraluminal appendicoliths are not uncommon and are frequently encountered with ruptured appendicitis. The prese...
Appendicoliths are commonly implicated in the etiopathogenesis of acute appendicitis. Extraluminal appendicoliths are not uncommon and are frequently encountered with ruptured appendicitis. The present image scenario focuses on the importance of identifying and subsequently retrieval of these extraluminal appendicoliths to prevent long-term complications, including intra-abdominal abscess.
- Predicting appendiceal tumors among patients with appendicitis. [Journal Article]
- JTJ Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 Jan 17
- CONCLUSIONS: For patients presenting with acute appendicitis, conditions present on admission may predict underlying appendiceal tumor. Patients with advanced age, multiple comorbidities, atypical presentation, and complicated appendicitis should be considered for appendectomy during the index admission or at earliest convenience if non-operative management is necessary.
- T1 bright appendix sign to exclude acute appendicitis in pregnant women. [Journal Article]
- EREur Radiol 2017 Jan 17
- CONCLUSIONS: The T1 bright appendix sign is a specific finding for the diagnosis of a normal appendix in pregnant women with suspected acute appendicitis.• Magnetic resonance imaging is increasingly used in emergency settings. • Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen. • Magnetic resonance imaging is widely used in pregnant population. • T1 bright appendix sign can be a specific sign representing normal appendix.
- Abdominal Pain in the Female Patient: A Case of Concurrent Acute Appendicitis and Ruptured Endometrioma. [Journal Article]
- CRCase Rep Surg 2016; 2016:2156148
- General surgeons are often asked to evaluate acute abdominal pain which has an expanded differential diagnosis in women of childbearing age. Acute appendicitis accounts for many surgical emergencies ...
General surgeons are often asked to evaluate acute abdominal pain which has an expanded differential diagnosis in women of childbearing age. Acute appendicitis accounts for many surgical emergencies as a common cause of nongynecologic pelvic pain. In some rare instances, acute appendicitis has been shown to occur simultaneously with a variety of gynecologic diseases. We report a case of concurrent acute appendicitis and ruptured ovarian endometrioma.
- A rare presentation of an acute appendicitis. [Journal Article]
- JSJ Surg Case Rep 2017 Jan 17; 2017(1)
- Paraumbilical hernia sac usually contains omentum, bowel loop and rarely appendicular epiploicae, metastatic deposits and vermiform appendix. Presentation of acute appendicitis in a paraumbilical her...
Paraumbilical hernia sac usually contains omentum, bowel loop and rarely appendicular epiploicae, metastatic deposits and vermiform appendix. Presentation of acute appendicitis in a paraumbilical hernia is rare and limited to few case reports in the literature. Herein, we would like to report a case of a successfully treated acute appendicitis presenting in a paraumbilical hernia in an 84-year-old lady with 6-month follow-up.
- [Acute appendicitis. Surgical and non-surgical treatment]. [Journal Article]
- RMRev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2017 Jan-Feb; 55(1):76-81
- Appendicitis represents a common disease for the surgeon with a relative risk between 7-8%. It was thought that if more time passed between diagnosis and treatment, the risk for complications, such a...
Appendicitis represents a common disease for the surgeon with a relative risk between 7-8%. It was thought that if more time passed between diagnosis and treatment, the risk for complications, such as perforation or abscess formation, was higher; nevertheless; the evolution is variable, making necessary the development of different strategies such as antibiotic use only, interval surgery or endoscopic treatment. The purpose of this study is to make a revision in the management of appendicitis comparing conservative and surgical treatment. It is known that traditional management of appendicitis is appendectomy with a complication rate of 2.5% to 48%. Nowadays, laparoscopy is the approach of choice by many surgeons and there have proposed new invasive techniques such as endoscopic treatment with the use of prosthesis and ambulatory surgery. Antibiotic use is essential in the management of appendicitis. Its use as the only strategy to treat this disease has the purpose of lowering costs and diminishing complications related to surgery or the resection of the organ. We conclude that the ideal management of appendicitis remains controversial and it will depend of the clinical characteristics of each patient and the resources available.
- Computed tomography localization of the appendix in the pediatric population relative to the lumbar spine. [Journal Article]
- PRPediatr Radiol 2017 Jan 14
- CONCLUSIONS: CT field of view may be decreased to the level of L1 or L3 superiorly, decreasing radiation dose without affecting the rate of appendix visualization.
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- An unusual cause of acute appendicitis in New Zealand. [Journal Article]
- NZN Z Med J 2017 Jan 13; 130(1448):70-72