Appendicitis

Images Lee Juan Chiang

Features indicating appendicitis

  • Thickened appendix which measures 1.35cm.
  • Dilated appendix
  • Target sign – hypoechoic walls
  • Non compressible appendix
  • Lack of peristalsis
  • “creeping fat” or hyperechoic mesentery surrounding appendix

Colour doppler shows inflammation of walls

 

 

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