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The patient was a 15 year old male with abdominal pain.
Clinical Physical Exam:
Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
Acute appendicitis, mesenteric adenitis
An abdominal film from the day of admission demonstrated an appendicolith.
Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
On the day of admission the patient was explored through a McBurney's incision. The appendix was seen to be grossly inflamed with exudate but was not perforated. An appendectomy was performed.
Examination of the surgical specimen revealed findings characteristic of acute appendicitis.
Follow-up and Prognosis:
The patient had an uncomplicated post-operative course.
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