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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-89
Pictorial essay: CT scan of appendicitis and its mimics causing right lower quadrant pain


Teleradiology Solutions, BA-49B, Phase-I, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi - 110 052, India

Correspondence Address:
Monika Sharma
BA-20c, Phase-1, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi - 110 052
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.37051

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CT scanning is widely used in the diagnostic workup of right lower quadrant pain. While appendicitis remains the most frequent cause, a majority of patients referred for suspected appendicitis turn out to have alternative diagnoses or a normal CT study. The purpose of our pictorial essay is to present an overview of the CT findings of appendicitis and its common mimics and to highlight the features that provide clues to alternative diagnoses.


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