Images Genevieve Carbonatto
An 11 week pregnant patient presented to the Emergency department complaining of right iliac fossa pain. Ultrasound examination shows appendicitis. Features consistent with this include
- Thickened appendix which measures 1.36cm.
- Target sign – hypoechoic walls
- Non compressible appendix
- Lack of peristalsis
- “creeping fat” or hyperechoic mesentery surrounding appendix