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Appendicitis
Sathi A. Sukumar, MBBS, FRCP (UK), FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Acute inflammation of appendix, which may be precipitated by obstruction of lumen

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • Fluoroscopic Findings

                    • CT Findings

                      • MR Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Park NH et al: Ultrasonography of normal and abnormal appendix in children. World J Radiol. 3(4):85-91, 2011
                                              2. Pinto Leite N et al: CT evaluation of appendicitis and its complications: imaging techniques and key diagnostic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(2):406-17, 2005
                                              3. Andersson RE: Meta-analysis of the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of appendicitis. Br J Surg. 91(1):28-37, 2004
                                              4. Lee JH: Sonography of acute appendicitis. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 24(2):83-90, 2003
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Acute inflammation of appendix, which may be precipitated by obstruction of lumen

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                                • CT Findings

                                                                  • MR Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                • Presentation

                                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Park NH et al: Ultrasonography of normal and abnormal appendix in children. World J Radiol. 3(4):85-91, 2011
                                                                                          2. Pinto Leite N et al: CT evaluation of appendicitis and its complications: imaging techniques and key diagnostic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(2):406-17, 2005
                                                                                          3. Andersson RE: Meta-analysis of the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of appendicitis. Br J Surg. 91(1):28-37, 2004
                                                                                          4. Lee JH: Sonography of acute appendicitis. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 24(2):83-90, 2003