Acute right iliac fossa pain: Beyond appendicitis

Published: 20 February 2016
Author(s): Daniel Romeu Vilar, Daniel López Rey
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

78years old woman with long-standing metabolic syndromewent to the ED because of abdominal pain located in the right iliac fossa. She did not report alterations in bowel habits, diarrhea, macroscopic digestive bleeding, fever, nausea, or vomiting. Suspecting appendicitis, an abdominal computerized tomography (CT) was requested to confirm its diagnosis. (See Fig. 1.)