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著者
Kawashima, Masumi
Uemura, Kenichiro
Nakashima, Akira
キーワード
Appendicitis
Gluteal abscess
Perforation
Computed tomography
NDC
医学
抄録(英)
Although rare, acute appendicitis presenting as a remote abscess with cellulitis in the gluteal region, retroperitoneal region, groin, or thigh does occur and may present a diagnostic challenge. We report a case of a 78-year-old woman presenting with an extensive gas-forming abscess in the right gluteal region secondary to perforated appendicitis without significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a retroperitoneal abscess extending along the sacropelvic surface of the ilium to the subcutaneous tissue. Subsequently, laparotomy revealed retrocecal appendicitis perforated at the base of the cecum, and contained in the retroperitoneum without any signs of peritonitis. This case not only represents an unusual manifestation of acute appendicitis, but also alerts us to the importance of anatomical considerations when interpreting disease extent with imaging. In the differential diagnosis of gluteal or upper thigh abscesses, the rare possibility of perforated acute appendicitis should be considered.
掲載誌名
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
61巻
1号
開始ページ
19
終了ページ
21
出版年月日
2012-03
出版者
Hiroshima University Medical Press
ISSN
0018-2052
NCID
言語
英語
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紀要論文
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学内刊行物(紀要等)
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権利情報
(c) Hiroshima University Medical Press.
部局名
医歯薬学総合研究科
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