Imperforate hymen and leaking hematosalpinx mimicking acute appendicitis: A report of a rare case and a review of literature
ConclusionAlthough rare, imperforate hymen with retrograde menstruation that causes dilatation of the vagina and uterus (i.e., hematocolpometra) is an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in premenarchal females with abdominal pain. It is easily diagnosed by physical examination. However, if patient or parents refuse genital exam evaluation, imaging studies can greatly help with diagnosis. Ultrasound will show an echogenic fluid accumulation in the vagina that can extend to uterus.
ConclusionOur case report illustrates the significance in identifying atypical features of appendicitis, broadening the differential of non-specific abdominal pain in pediatric patients, and depending on the clinical situation, ruling out other potential intra-abdominal infections even in the presence of a true urinary tract infection.
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): M.A. Joly, A. Aime, J.-B. Souraud, B. MalgrasSummaryMyxoglobulosis is a particular, rare, form of appendicular mucocele, characterized by the presence of numerous, occasionally calcified, globules that are grouped together like grapes, and look like pearls or fish eggs, in the appendicular lumen. The diagnosis of myxoglobulosis is most often fortuitous, but sometimes, can be made in the face of acute appendicitis or another setting of abdominal pain. Imaging (sonography or computerized tomography (CT)) is highly suggestive when ...
Authors: Altomare M, Cimbanassi S, Chiara O, Salvi PF Abstract OBJECTIVES: Evaluate Alvarado Score's (AS) accuracy related with C-reactive protein (CRP). Evaluate the accuracy rate of ultrasonography (US). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on 290 patients admitted to Emergency Department (ED) of Sant'Andrea Hospital (Rome - Italy) presenting abdominal pain in lower quadrants between Jan2009-Apr2015. AS, laboratory tests, images and report from CT-scan and US were collected. Histological examination is considered as Gold Standard. We calculated Specificity(Sp), Sensitivity(Se), Accuracy(Ac), positive predi...
ConclusionsOur results demonstrate that urgent laparoscopic surgeries in the third trimester of pregnancy are feasible, and they can be safely performed with minimal risk for the patient and fetus. Larger prospective studies are required to validate these recommendations.
Conclusions: The conversion rate to CLA was 15.9%. Serum C-reactive protein level and complicated appendicitis were strong predictive factors for conversion from SPLA in acute appendicitis. PMID: 31118987 [PubMed]
ConclusionThe diagnosis of TBP had been complicated by the presence of CP in the reported case. The underlying CP not only preclude the diagnosis of TBP, but also produced symptoms that mimicked a condition requiring surgery.
ConclusionAcute appendicitis may be caused by a variety of causes including ingested foreign bodies if impacted in its lumen. When the patient has signs of generalized peritonitis it is important to exclude bowel perforation. The surgery can be done by the open surgery or laparoscopically.
ConclusionAcute appendicitis may be caused by a variety of causes including ingested foreign bodies if impacted in its lumen. When the patient has signs of generalized peritonitis it is important to exclude bowel perforation. The surgery can be done by the open surgery or laparoscopically. ‘
Authors: Soldo I, Radisic Biljak V, Bakula B, Bakula M, Simundic AM Abstract Introduction: The evaluation of patients with suspected appendicitis strives to identify all patients with presenting symptoms while minimizing negative appendectomy rate. The aim of the study was to identify the optimal combination of clinical and laboratory parameters that should facilitate the emergency department surgeon's definite decision. Materials and methods: The study group comprised 120 patients with suspicion of acute appendicitis (AA). In 60 patients the AA diagnosis was confirmed intraoperatively and by histological analy...
Abdominal pain is a challenging presentation in children. Examination findings and etiology vary greatly, spanning a vast spectrum from flatulence to frank peritonitis with septic shock. Here, we discuss a 10-year-old boy with 24 hours of progressively worsening lower abdominal pain, nausea, and subjective fevers. History and physical examination findings were consistent with appendicitis. However, physicians were surprised when the single-view abdominal radiograph showed an unanticipated, somewhat perplexing discovery.