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Appendicitis and malrotation

Suttatip Vechvitvarakul, Burton H Harris
Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2007, 42 (5): 905-6
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A 13-year-old child was admitted with abdominal pain suggesting acute appendicitis, but with some atypical findings. A computed tomography scan showed an inflamed appendix and fecalith in the central abdomen, and malrotation. These striking images both established the diagnoses and were useful in planning the operative approach.

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