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Imaging Findings of the Unusual Presentations, Associations and Clinical Mimics of Acute Appendicitis
1 Department of Radiology, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, Göztepe Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, Göztepe Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
4 Department of Surgery, Göztepe Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
5 Department of Surgery, Atakent Acıbadem Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
6 Department of Surgery, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, Göztepe Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
7 Medical Student, Bahcesehir University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2017; 49: 198-203
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2017.17218
Key Words: Abdomen, acute appendicitis, mimics, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnosis
Abstract

There are many kinds of unusual presentations or associations and clinical mimics of acute appendicitis, and definitive diagnosis requires knowledge of the imaging findings in some cases. The unusual presentations and associations of acute appendicitis included in this study are perforated appendicitis, acute appendicitis occurring in hernias, acute appendicitis with cystic endosalpingiosis, intussusception of appendix, and acute appendicitis with pregnancy. We also present uncommon gastrointestinal, urinary and gynecologic clinical mimics of acute appendicitis including anomalous congenital band, duplication cysts, giant Meckel’s diverticulitis, inflammatory fibroid polyp, renal artery thrombosis, spontaneous urinary extravasation and OHVIRA syndrome. Familiarity with these entities may improve diagnostic accuracy and enable the quickest and most appropriate clinical management.

 

Cite this article as: Demir MK, Savaş Y, Furuncuoglu Y, et al. Imaging Findings of the Unusual Presentations, Associations and Clinical Mimics of Acute Appendicitis. Eurasian J Med 2017; 49: 198-203.

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