left-sided appendicitis

left-sid·ed ap·pen·di·ci·tis

appendicitis occurring on the left side of the abdomen, usually the left lower quadrant, due to abnormal rotation of the gut (for example, situs inversus).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A popular term for the clinical findings in acute diverticulitis of the rectosigmoid colon with impending rupture, which is a mirror image mimic of appendicitis, and accompanied by pain, rebound tenderness, leukocytosis
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

left-sided 'appendicitis'

Emergency medicine A popular term for the clinical findings in acute diverticulitis with impending rupture, which is a mirror image mimic of left-sided appendicitis, accompanied by pain, rebound tenderness, leukocytosis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The differential diagnosis of left lower quadrant abdominal pain includes: diverticulitis, renal colic, ruptured ovarian cyst, Meckel's diverticulitis, epididymitis, incarcerated or strangulated hernia, bowel obstruction, regional enteritis, psoas abscess, and right-and left-sided appendicitis (LSAA).
Left-sided appendicitis in a patient with congenital gastrointestinal tract mal-rotation, a case report.
Abnormally positioned intestinal segments can cause atypical presentations and pathologies such as left-sided appendicitis (1).
Further, left-sided appendicitis may occur in patients with congenital anomalies such as intestinal malrotation or situs inversus (4).
Acute left-sided appendicitis. Br J Surg 1969;56: 233-234
Because diverticula are more likely to occur on the left side of the abdomen among Westerners, diverticulitis has been referred to as "left-sided appendicitis."

Full browser ?