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Ruptured pelvic appendix diagnosed by transvaginal sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9205457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Appendicitis in a pelvic appendix can be difficult to diagnose. Transvaginal sonography may help to visualize an inflamed pelvic appendix. CASE: A 31-year-old woman presented to the hospital with symptoms suggestive of pelvic inflammatory disease. Transabdominal ultrasound, useful in the diagnosis of appendicitis, showed a mass between the uterus and the right ovary. Transvaginal ultrasound clarified the finding as a bulbous fluid-filled structure extending into the cul-de-sac. The structure was diagnosed as an inflamed appendix. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed, and the patient had an uneventful recovery. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first case of appendicitis diagnosed with transvaginal sonography. Transvaginal sonography can delineate the features of an inflamed pelvic appendix and help to narrow the diagnostic possibilities in symptomatic women of childbearing age.
Authors:
J C Wojak; M J Clayton; T E Nolan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-31     Completed Date:  1997-07-31     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  706-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Appendicitis / ultrasonography*
Female
Humans
Intestinal Perforation / ultrasonography*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Ultrasonography / methods
Vagina

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