Sub Diaphragmatic Abscess Leading to Empyema Thoracis in a Case of Perforated Appendix: A Rare Case Report


Authors : Dr. Rajgopal Totla; Dr. Falak Pancholi; Dr. Kruttika Singh

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3IIfn9N

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7648022

- Thoracic empyema is an infrequent complication of appendicitis that has rarely been reported in the literature. The case of a 6-year-old girl who was admitted for medical management of a perforated appendicitis is presented. Her clinical course was complicated by the development of an appendicular abscess and a subdiaphragmatic abscess leading to right-sided empyema and how it was managed surgically and medically. Thoracic empyema should be considered a potential cause of respiratory distress in patients with appendicitis. Furthermore, the abdomen should be carefully evaluated as a source of infection in patients with thoracic empyema without an underlying lung disease.

Keywords : Empyema, Appendicitis, Perforated.

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