Case of the month August 2006: Abnormalities mimicking an acute appendicitis

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis with a thick non compressible appendix without signs of an acute inflammation

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Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis with a thick non compressible appendix without signs of an acute inflammation

Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal
Slight hypervascularity of the wall but no periappendiceal signs of inflammation
Slight hypervascularity of the wall but no periappendiceal signs of inflammation
Thick non compressible appendix transverse
Thick non compressible appendix transverse

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis with a thick non compressible appendix without signs of an acute inflammation

Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal extended field of view
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal extended field of view
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal extended field of view
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal extended field of view

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis with a thick non compressible appendix without signs of an acute inflammation. CT can shows enhancement of the appendix wall but no periappendiceal inflammation.

Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal extended field of view
Thick non compressible appendix longitudinal extended field of view
Case of the month August 2006: Abnormalities mimicking an acute appendicitis
Case of the month August 2006: Abnormalities mimicking an acute appendicitis

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