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Acute lower abdominal pain

Author: Markus Juchems, Ulm, Germany
Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 53-year-old woman presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain, which had dramatically
    increased in the few hours prior to her arrival in hospital.

  • On admission, she had elevated levels of C-reactive protein (271 mg/l) and leukocytosis (15.3
    Giga/l).

  • The point of maximal intensity of the pain was located slightly above the bladder.
  • After inconclusive ultrasonography, CT of the abdomen was performed.