Left-sided appendicitis | definition of left-sided appendicitis by Medical dictionary
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).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
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
References in periodicals archive
Acute left-sided appendicitis with situs inversus totalis: a case report.
Left-sided appendicitis in a patient with congenital gastrointestinal malrotation: a case report.