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What is Appendiceal Infiltrate?

Description of the disease

Appendiceal infiltrate is an inflammatory process that develops as a result of tissue infiltration around the inflamed appendix. This is a complication of acute appendicitis.


  • Periappendicular infiltrate
  • Phlegmonous appendiceal infiltrate
  • Gangrenous appendiceal infiltrate


Symptoms of appendiceal infiltrate may include pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, fever, nausea, vomiting, and general weakness.


The cause of appendiceal infiltrate is inflammation of the appendix during acute appendicitis.


Laboratory blood tests, ultrasound, and computed tomography may be used for the diagnosis of appendiceal infiltrate.


Treatment of appendiceal infiltrate may include antibiotic therapy and surgical intervention.


Prevention of appendiceal infiltrate involves timely medical attention when acute appendicitis is suspected.


Diagnosis and treatment of appendiceal infiltrate are conducted by a surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.