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Maximum intensity projection aids in diagnosing acute appendicitis and mobile caecum: A case report and literature review.

Authors
  • Namugenyi, Kakia A F1
  • Oompie, Ferdinand M2
  • Kabambi, Kasandji F1
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 2 Department of Radiology, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Mthatha, South Africa. , (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
SA journal of radiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
2153–2153
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4102/sajr.v25i1.2153
PMID: 34394973
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Appendicitis is a common childhood condition requiring surgical intervention and delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences. This report describes the case of a child who presented with an acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction. Multidetector (MD) CT demonstrated a left-sided caecum and an inflamed appendix with a faecolith. Maximum intensity projection (MIP) post-processing was key in identifying the appendicular artery and determine the diagnosis. At surgery, however, a mobile caecum and the appendix were positioned on the right side. © 2021. The Authors.

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