Open Access Case Report Article ID: IJVSM-6-138

    Acute appendicitis revealed by an abscess of the anterior abdominal wall: A case report

    Bannar B*, Mahad R, Boutakioute B, Ouali Idrissi M, Cherif Idrissi Ganouni N, Maaroufi Fathiallah EL, EL Boukhfaoui M, Rabbani K, Louzi A and Finech B

    Introduction: Appendicitis is a common cause of acute abdomen; however the classic clinical signs are not often present, which can be manifested by numerous complications, but the revelation by a parietal collection remains unusual, its diagnosis can be challenging. 

    Presentation of case: We describe the case of a 31 years old man, who complains for pain of the right flank. The clinical examination objective an erythematous and painful swelling of the right iliac fossa, the abdominal ultrasound has objectified a collection of the right flank and right iliac fossa, The CT Scan of the Abdomen/Pelvis found a voluminous collection of soft tissues of the right anterolateral abdominal and pelvic wall, hypo dense and heterogeneous, containing air, The surgical exploration objectified a huge purulent collection with subcutaneously ceacum and appendage suppurated and perforated.

    Conclusion: The onset of an abdominal wall abscess without a known cause needs to be thoroughly investigated, with consideration of a subjacent abdominal cause and appendicitis.


    Published on: Sep 25, 2020 Pages: 11-13

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5452.000038
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