Department of Cardiology, Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe, GermanyFulltext PDF
Acute appendicitis is a frequent cause of acute abdomen. Since its first description in 1886, many clinical signs of appendicitis, with varying specificities and sensitivities, have been introduced. In recent years, ultrasound- and Computer Tomogram (CT) -scans have made confirmation of clinical suspicion more reliable. Yet, even an entity such as acute appendicitis may present as an unexpected diagnostic challenge. We report a case of acute appendicitis in a young, otherwise healthy adult with atypical clinical presentation and sonographically detected, unexplained pneumobilia.
Pneumobilia, Appendicitis, Emergency medicine
Vacanti G. Pneumobilia Associated with Acute Appendicitis: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2190..