Abdominal Imaging - Pictorial Essay

CT in appendicitis

  • Athanasios N. Chalazonitis
  • Ioanna Tzovara
  • Eleni Sammouti
  • Nikolaos Ptohis
  • Evangelia Sotiropoulou
  • Eliza Protoppapa
  • Vassilios Nikolaou
  • Abraham A. Ghiatas

Received Date: 31.12.2006 Accepted Date: 19.01.2007 Diagn Interv Radiol 2008;14(1):19-25

Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency occurring in 7%–12% of the population. The aim of this article was to pictorially present the spectrum of appendix and acute appendicitis appearances on computed tomography (CT). The various appearances on CT of the normal appendix are shown as well as the CT criteria for the differentiation of perforated and non-perforated appendicitis.

Keywords: appendix • appendicitis • computed tomography