Caecal appendix lipomatosis in a pregnant patient mimicking acute appendicitis

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Abstract

A 34-years-old pregnant woman admitted in the emergency unit complaining about worsening right iliac fossa pain for 2 days. Acute appendicitis was the suspected diagnosis. Laboratory exams were ordered and results were within normal limits for infectious and inflammatory aspects. Ultrasound scan revealed a pregnancy in course without alterations and a thickness of the appendix wall without inflammatory signs in the surrounding tissue. Because the suspicion of acute appendicitis remained, a magnetic resonance was done and confirmed the diagnosis of a cecal appendix lipomatosis.

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Sanches, L. P., Rahal Júnior, A., Falsarella, P. M., Carvalho, V. de O., Valle, L. G. M., Francisco Neto, M. J., … Funari, M. B. de G. (2020). Caecal appendix lipomatosis in a pregnant patient mimicking acute appendicitis. Einstein (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 18, eRC5415. https://doi.org/10.31744/einstein_journal/2020RC5415

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