appendiceal abscess

(redirected from periappendiceal abscess)

ap·pen·dic·e·al ab·scess

an intraperitoneal abscess, usually in the right iliac fossa, resulting from extension of infection in acute appendicitis, especially with perforation of the appendix.

appendiceal abscess

ap·pen·dic·e·al ab·scess

(ap'ĕn-dis'ē-ăl ab'ses)
An intraperitoneal abscess, usually in the right iliac fossa, resulting from extension of infection in acute appendicitis, especially with perforation of the appendix.
Synonym(s): periappendiceal abscess.
References in periodicals archive ?
This could represent a phlegmon, which consists of matted loops of bowel adherent to the adjacent inflamed appendix or a periappendiceal abscess.
Initial nonoperative management for periappendiceal abscess.
The preoperative computed tomography (CT) of abdomen would show the presence of periappendiceal abscess, indicating a perforated appendicitis [4, 5].
In the absence of periappendiceal abscess on preoperative CT of abdomen, as in an uncomplicated appendicitis, appendectomy is considered to be preferable to the nonsurgical antibiotic treatment [1].
Also, excluded were 41 patients who showed periappendiceal abscess formation on preoperative CT of the abdomen.
Ultimately, based on preoperative CT of the abdomen which showed a complicated appendicitis without periappendiceal abscess, 44 patients underwent either partial cecectomy or extended cecectomy, such as ileocecectomy or right hemicolectomy.
A pathology report confirmed acute stump appendicitis with rupture and periappendiceal abscess formation (Figure 3).
In men, older patients, and when periappendiceal abscess is suspected, CT is the imaging method of choice for diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
A periappendiceal abscess may be treated immediately by surgery or by nonoperative management.