Which disorders should be included in the differential diagnoses of appendicitis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Sandy Craig, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The differential diagnosis of appendicitis is often a clinical challenge because appendicitis can mimic several abdominal conditions (see the Differentials section). [12] Patients with many other disorders present with symptoms similar to those of appendicitis, such as the following:

Other problems that should be considered in a patient with suspected appendicitis include appendiceal stump appendicitis, typhlitis, epiploic appendagitis, psoas abscess, and yersiniosis.

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