• Left-Sided Appendicitis: More Than Meets the Eye

    2 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Classic appendicitis is a common condition easily diagnosed by emergency care providers. However, atypical cases represent a diagnostic challenge and can contribute to increased morbidity from a delay in definitive care. It is important to recognize that atypical presentations have an increased risk for underlying anatomic variants, which may require additional imaging as part of management. We present a case of a 13-year-old previously healthy adolescent boy with acute onset of left-sided abdominal pain who was found to have appendicitis in the setting of underlying...
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