Appendicitis – appendicolith

Images by Genevieve Carbonatto  

Features of appendicitis

  • Thickened appendix which measures 1.o5cm
  • Target sign – hypoechoic walls
  • Appendicolith
  • Non compressible appendix
  • Lack of peristalsis
  • “creeping fat” or hyperechoic mesentery surrounding appendix
  • Increased vascularity of wall of appendix



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