einstein (São Paulo). 01/Jan/2011;9(1 Pt 1):75-7.

Perforated diverticulitis of the appendix: ultrasonographic diagnosis

Rafael Burgomeister Lourenço, Marco da Cunha Pinho, Vladimir Schraibman, Antônio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo, Miguel José Francisco Neto, Marcelo Buarque de Gusmão Funari

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011RC978

ABSTRACT

Appendiceal diverticulitis is an uncommon condition, mimicking appendicitis, but with greater risk of perforation and complications. Preoperative diagnosis is rare, but can be achieved by ultrasonography as identification of the diverticulum and classical signs of appendicitis. We report a case of ultrasonographic diagnosis of a perforated appendiceal diverticulitis in an adult male and discuss this condition.

Perforated diverticulitis of the appendix: ultrasonographic diagnosis

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