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Case of the Day
Acute appendicitis in pregnancy with rupture into perinephric space
Contributed by Dr Vikas Shah
The ultrasound findings indicate bubbles of gas within the perinephric space - a highly unusual finding, particularly given that the kidney itself appears normal. The MRI helps to diagnose perforated acute appendicitis as the cause of the ultrasound findings and the clinical presentation. The appendix is dilated, thick-walled and contains…
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