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).
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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
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