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Venstresidig appendicitis forårsaget af intestinal malrotation

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Nivethitha Ilangkovan Priyanthan1, Alesia Rindom2 & Christian Backer Mogensen1 1) Akutafdelingen, Sygehus Sønderjylland 2) Organkirurgisk Afdeling, Sygehus Sønderjylland
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Ugeskr Læger 2013;175:
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3110-3111
Nivethitha Ilangkovan Priyanthan, Alesia Rindom, Christian Backer Mogensen
Left-sided appendicitis due to malrotation is a rare condition with an atypical presentation. We report a history of a 31-year-old man who had four days of right-sided abdominal pain, moving across lower abdomen and tenderness in both right and left side on examination. A computed tomography revealed intestinal malrotation and inflammation of the appendix, which was placed from a caecum in left fossa to across the abdominal midline. Appendix was removed and the patient recovered uneventfully. Presentations, diagnostic procedures and operation techniques are discussed.
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