Maximum intensity projection aids in diagnosing acute appendicitis and mobile caecum: A case report and literature review

SA Journal of Radiology


 
 
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Title Maximum intensity projection aids in diagnosing acute appendicitis and mobile caecum: A case report and literature review
 
Creator Namugenyi, Kakia A.F. Oompie, Ferdinand M. Kabambi, Kasandji F.
 
Subject — maximum intensity projection; multi detector computed tomography; childhood; acute appendicitis; mobile caecum
Description Appendicitis is a common childhood condition requiring surgical intervention and delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences. This report describes the case of a child who presented with an acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction. Multidetector (MD) CT demonstrated a left-sided caecum and an inflamed appendix with a faecolith. Maximum intensity projection (MIP) post-processing was key in identifying the appendicular artery and determine the diagnosis. At surgery, however, a mobile caecum and the appendix were positioned on the right side.
 
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Date 2021-07-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v25i1.2153
 
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 25, No 1 (2021); 4 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2153/2957 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2153/2958 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2153/2959 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2153/2960
 
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