The purpose of this study was to describe the CT appearance and determine the prevalence of thick-walled appendices in patients with an extraintestinal primary malignancy. This potential mimic of appendicitis may occur in up to 2% of cancer patients. Awareness of this pitfall is important to avoid unnecessary laparotomy in this patient population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - May 2009|
- Appendiceal wall thickening
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging