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

Ultrasound Images & Clips

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

Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix longitudinal
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix longitudinal
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Normal long retrocecal appendix
Normal long retrocecal appendix
video transverse
video longitudinal

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

Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Abscess below the right liver lobe
Abscess below the right liver lobe
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Abscess below the right liver lobe
Abscess below the right liver lobe
video

There was also a small perirenal effusion

Perirenal effusion
Perirenal effusion
Perirenal effusion
Perirenal effusion
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse
Thickened tip of the long retrocecal appendix and abscess transverse

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

Abscess
Abscess
Abscess and appendix
Abscess and appendix
Abscess and appendix
Abscess and appendix
Appendix
Appendix

Detail of the non thickened part of the retrocecal appendix CT

CT

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System