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Appendicitis in a patient with situs inversus totalis

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J Versluis ,

Department of Radiology, St Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, NL
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HM Suliman

Department of Radiology, St Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, NL
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Abstract

Background: An 18-year-old female presented with mild fever and persisting severe left lower quad- rant abdominal pain for 2 days. Further anamnesis revealed progressive nausea and anorexia. There was no history of previous trauma or relevant medical history. Her last menstruation was 3 weeks before the symptoms started and she had had no sexual intercourse. The most notable abnormality upon physical examination was sharp tenderness at pressure in the left lower abdominal quadrant. Laboratory results showed increased inflammatory parameters (C-reactive protein of 60 mg/ml and white blood cell count of 21 × 103/μL). B-mode ultrasonography (US) and contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen were performed.

Keywords: Appendicitis  
How to Cite: Versluis J, Suliman H. Appendicitis in a patient with situs inversus totalis. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(3):182–3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.77
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Published on 01 May 2014.
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