Radiological Case: Mega Appendix

Puneet Belani, MD; Sumra Ahmed, BA; Borislav Stoev, DO; and Mark Bramwit, MD


Appl Radiol. 2015;44(1):50-52. 

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Case Summary

A 51-year-old man with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department with moderate diffuse and constant abdominal pain for the past 4 days. He was afebrile and his vital signs were normal. His abdomen was mildly tender diffusely with more focal pain in the right lower and upper quadrants without peritoneal signs. While in the ED, the patient was given intravenous fluids and IV toradol for pain management. Complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, and urinalysis were obtained and were noncontributory.