Appendiceal diverticulitis in pregnancy

Alampady Krishna Prasad Shanbhogue, Ania Kielar, Bich Nguyen, Divya Krishnaprasad Shanbhogue, Iris Teo

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Abstract

Acute appendicitis is the commonest nonobstetric cause of acute abdomen in pregnancy. Appendiceal diverticulitis, albeit very rare, warrants special attention owing to it's often insidious presentation and increased risk of perforation coupled with difficulty in diagnosing appendicitis in pregnancy. We describe a case of appendiceal diverticulitis in pregnancy diagnosed with ultrasound and MRI and review the imaging manifestations of this entity. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of appendiceal diverticulitis in pregnancy reported so far and the first report describing the MRI findings in appendiceal diverticulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e29-e31
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Diverticulitis
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Shanbhogue, A. K. P., Kielar, A., Nguyen, B., Shanbhogue, D. K., & Teo, I. (2009). Appendiceal diverticulitis in pregnancy. European Journal of Radiology Extra, 71(1), e29-e31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrex.2009.01.001