Case of the month January 2011: Appendix unusual locations

Long retrocecal appendix with an inflamed tip and a small abscess below the right liver lobe

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Long retrocecal appendix with an inflamed tip and a small abscess below the right liver lobe

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Appendix with an inflamed tip and a small abscess below the right liver lobe

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There was also a small perirenal effusion

The initial examination of the appendix was interpreted as normal because only the proximal part was visualized

Long retrocecal appendix with an inflamed tip and a small abscess below the right liver CT

Detail of the non thickened part of the retrocecal appendix CT

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