Category Archives: Appendicitis

Cancer of the Appendix – 2017

Recently, September 2017, I encountered a patient with cancer of the appendix. This is rare.   This is most likely my third case of cancer of the appendix in my more than 30 years of surgical practice. (Note: I have also … Continue reading

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Acute Appendicitis – Pictorials

Early stages of acute appendicitis Focal appendicitis ROJ@17sept1

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Acute Appendicitis with Appendicoliths

ROJoson’s Medical Anecdotal Report Date of Observation: September 1, 2017 A 24-year-old male underwent removal of appendix (appendectomy for appendicitis). Intraoperative findings showed a pelvic appendix with bulbous dilatation at the distal end, inflamed with fibrins on the serosal surface. … Continue reading

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Acute Appendicitis

Acute appendicitis is the sudden inflammation of the appendix. The whole appendix removed (see suture at base). See the inflammation concentrated at the bulbous tip of the appendix. See the necrotic tissues at the tip of the appendix (partially opened). … Continue reading

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Appendicitis

Right lower quadrant abdominal tenderness is the first cue for acute appendicitis. ROJ@15apr2

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