In this chapter, we will show a simple, workable approach to ultrasound imaging of appendicitis - suitable for anybody who is willing to learn abdominal ultrasound.
Consider a scenario in which one of your patients is complaining about pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, and has not had an appendectomy. In the case of appendicitis, an acute operation is necessary, so it is extremely important to get the right diagnosis very quickly.
Appendicitis (acute inflammation of the appendix) is consistently one of the most critical differential diagnoses. In most cases, it is possible either to image the inflamed appendix with ultrasound or at a minimum to locate some characteristic ultrasound features that point to appendicitis. This premium chapter will cover everything you need to know, in order to help your patients in this emergency situation.