Appendiceal wall thickening at CT in asymptomatic patients with extraintestinal malignancy may mimic appendicitis

Emily M. Webb, Bonnie N. Joe, Fergus Coakley, Aliya Qayyum, Antonio C. Westphalen, Benjamin M. Yeh

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the CT appearance and determine the prevalence of thick-walled appendices in patients with an extraintestinal primary malignancy. This potential mimic of appendicitis may occur in up to 2% of cancer patients. Awareness of this pitfall is important to avoid unnecessary laparotomy in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Appendiceal wall thickening
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Mimic
  • Pseudoappendicitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Appendiceal wall thickening at CT in asymptomatic patients with extraintestinal malignancy may mimic appendicitis. / Webb, Emily M.; Joe, Bonnie N.; Coakley, Fergus; Qayyum, Aliya; Westphalen, Antonio C.; Yeh, Benjamin M.

In: Clinical Imaging, Vol. 33, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 200-203.

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Webb, Emily M. ; Joe, Bonnie N. ; Coakley, Fergus ; Qayyum, Aliya ; Westphalen, Antonio C. ; Yeh, Benjamin M. / Appendiceal wall thickening at CT in asymptomatic patients with extraintestinal malignancy may mimic appendicitis. In: Clinical Imaging. 2009 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 200-203.
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