Acute appendicitis - long appendix
Acute abdomen with whole tummy peritonism. Urgent CT to rule out appendicitis.
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Very long, thickened fluid filled appendix with a 4 mm appendicolith at the ostium.
The appendix measures more than 10 cm and extends cranially medial to the external iliac vessels with the tip in the right para midline at the level of the L5/S1 disc space.
Trace of free fluid in the pelvis.
Normal upper abdomen.
I thought I would share this one as it demonstrates how variable the appendix can be in length and location.
I have seen plenty of acute appendicitis on imaging over the years, but this is by far the longest appendix I have ever observed at between 10-11 cm.
Just for sharing.