Acute appendicitis in mobile ceacum: a diagnostic dilemma: a case report

Authors

  • Naren Karthik K. C. Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Dhinesh Kumar N. Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Boopathi Subbarayan Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India
  • Tirou Aroul T. Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20205388

Keywords:

Acute appendicitis, Mobile caecum, Atypical, Diagnostic dilemma

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is usually diagnosed on the basis of clinical history, physical examination and results of laboratory tests. The position of the appendix can vary considerably, both in relation to the caecum and because of the inconsistent position of the caecum itself. Acute appendicitis in a mobile caecum can pose a diagnostic dilemma which can lead to delay in appropriate treatment. In this case report, we present a 21 year old male with acute appendicitis and surgically proven to be acute appendicitis in a mobile caecum.

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Published

2020-11-27

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Case Reports