Imaging findings in patients with right lower quadrant pain

Alternative diagnoses to appendicitis

Kiran A Jain, Jeffrey P. Quam, Deborah S. Ablin, Eugenio O Gerscovich, David K. Shelton

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Abstract

Patients with fight lower quadrant (RLQ) pain referred for imaging studies with a clinical diagnosis of appendicitis may have other pathologic conditions mimicking appendicitis. Appropriate diagnostic imaging may establish other specific diagnoses and thereby play a significant role in determining proper medical or surgical treatment. In this pictorial essay, we present a spectrum of imaging findings in patients whose clinical features were suggestive of appendicitis, but the diagnoses of a broad spectrum of other diseases were established with the imaging studies. The differential diagnoses of diseases mimicking appendicitis are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-698
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Appendicitis
  • Cecum, neoplasms
  • Computed tomography
  • Crohn disease
  • Gastrointestinal tract, diseases
  • Omentum, infarction
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Imaging findings in patients with right lower quadrant pain : Alternative diagnoses to appendicitis. / Jain, Kiran A; Quam, Jeffrey P.; Ablin, Deborah S.; Gerscovich, Eugenio O; Shelton, David K.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1997, p. 693-698.

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