Perforated Retroperitoneal Appendicitis Presenting as Extensive Subcutaneous Emphysema of Abdominal and Chest Wall: An Unusual Presentation

  • Dr. Vishnu Kumar Patel Assistant Professor (Surgery), S.S. Medical College, Rewa (MP), India
  • Dr. APS Gaharwar Professor (Surgery), S.S. Medical College, Rewa (MP), India
  • Dr. Rohan S Batra Post Graduate Student 3rd year (Surgery), S.S. Medical College, Rewa (MP), India
  • Dr. Umesh Patel Associate Professor (Pediatrics), L.N. Medical College, Bhopal (MP), India
Keywords: Retroperitoneal Abscess, Acute Appendicitis, Subcutaneous Emphysema

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is a commonly encountered disease in surgical practice. Timely diagnosis and management prevents morbidity and mortality from this disease. Acute appendicitis may occasionally become extraordinarily complicated and life threatening yet difficult to diagnose. This atypical presentation is rare and required high index of suspicion. We present a case report of perforated retroperitoneal appendicitis, which presented to us with extensive subcutaneous emphysema of back and chest wall with no abdominal signs.

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CITATION
DOI: 10.17511/ijmrr.2014.i05.18
Published: 2014-10-31
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Kumar Patel V, Gaharwar A, S Batra R, Patel U. Perforated Retroperitoneal Appendicitis Presenting as Extensive Subcutaneous Emphysema of Abdominal and Chest Wall: An Unusual Presentation. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2014Oct.31 [cited 2024May20];2(5):511-4. Available from: https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/147
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