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Special Feature
June 2000

Radiological Case of the Month

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(6):630. doi:

Figure 1. Ultrasound of right lower quadrant demonstrated hypoechoic mucosal thickening and polypoid appearance (black arrows) of the cecal mucosa.

Figure 2. Same ultrasound of right lower quadrant (more inferiorly) showed the appendix with 2 echogenic round appendicoliths (black arrows) producing posterior acoustical shadowing.

Figure 3. Computed tomographic scan at the same anatomical location of Figure 1 ultrasound showed thickening of the wall and mucosa of cecum (black arrows).

Figure 4. Computed tomographic scan at the same anatomical location of Figure 2 ultrasound demonstrated thick cecum (open white arrow) and appendix, with 2 hyperdense appendicoliths (black arrows) within the appendix.

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