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Rare manifestations of right iliac fossa pain

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Mouhamed El-sayad, Norzeihan Jan Bappu
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 10, p.44 (123Doc Education, London, December 2009)


Diagnosis and management of right iliac fossa pain can be very challenging. It presents in approximately 50% of all acute abdomen cases, and although appendicitis raises the fist suspicion during initial assessment, the preoperative diagnosis is seldom accurate. Cross-referrals may occur between specialties and unexpected pathology may sometimes only be encountered as operative or histo-pathological finding. We present two rare entities of right iliac fossa pain, which signify the importance of clinical assessment and differential diagnoses in order to ensure correct diagnosis and management are achieved.

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Mouhamed El-sayad

Mouhamed El-sayad

Norzeihan Jan Bappu

Norzeihan Jan Bappu


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