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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 571037, 2 pages
Case Report

Missed Appendicitis: Mimicking Urologic Symptoms

Urology Department, Baharloo Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Behdari Street, Rahahan Square, Tehran 1339973111, Iran

Received 15 November 2012; Accepted 14 December 2012

Academic Editors: R. Colgan, S. Gudjonsson, and S. Takahashi

Copyright © 2012 Hamed Akhavizadegan. 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.


Appendicitis, a common disease, has different presentations. This has made its diagnosis difficult. This paper aims to present two cases of missed appendicitis with completely urologic presentation and the way that helped us to reach the correct diagnosis. The first case with symptoms fully related to kidney and the second mimicking epididymorchitis hindered prompt diagnosis. Right site of the pain, relapsing fever, frequent physical examination, and resistance to medical treatment were main clues which help us to make correct diagnosis.