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Acute Left Upper Quadrant Appendicitis Associated with Intestinal Malrotation: A Case Report
1 Department of Radiology, Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey  
JEMCR 2018; 9: 33-35
DOI: 10.5152/jemcr.2018.2085
Key Words: Appendicitis, malrotation, left upper quadrant, abdominal pain


Introduction: Acute appendicitis is the most common reason for undergoing emergency abdominal surgery and must be distinguished from other causes of abdominal pain. Pain due to acute appendicitis is usually localized at the right lower quadrant but may rarely be present in other locations such as the inguinal canal, femoral canal, or left upper quadrant due to congenital anatomical abnormalities of the bowels.


Case Report: We report the case of a 33-year-old male presenting with abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan identified acute appendicitis associated with a malrotated cecum and ascending colon, located in the left upper quadrant.


Conclusion: Left upper quadrant appendicitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of young patients presenting with left upper quadrant pain.


Cite this article as: Öztürk S, Kurtuluş Öztürk E, Kebapçı M. Acute Left Upper Quadrant Appendicitis Associated with Intestinal Malrotation.  J Emerg Med Case Rep 2018; 9: 33-35.

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