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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 921382, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/921382
Case Report

Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Patients with Abnormal Position of the Appendix due to Mobile Caecum

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvari, Vatan Caddesi, Fatih, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 18 September 2012; Accepted 23 October 2012

Academic Editors: D. J. Bentrem, R. Nascimbeni, and F. Turégano

Copyright © 2012 Huseyin Toprak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is usually diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, clinical history, physical examination, and results of laboratory tests.The position of the appendix can vary considerably, both in relation to the caecum and because of the inconsistent position of the caecum itself, and may cause variable clinical symptoms. We present the CT findings of surgically proven acute appendicitis associated with atypically located caecum in two patients.