Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric appendicitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Other problems to consider include the following:

  • Ovarian cyst

  • Ovarian torsion

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • Pregnancy

  • Ectopic pregnancy

  • Renal calculi

  • Mesenteric lymphadenitis

  • Mittelschmerz

  • Pneumonia (right lower lobe)

  • Neutropenic typhilitis

  • Lymphoma

  • Epiploic appendagitis

  • Paratubal cysts

  • Volvulus

  • Typhlitis

  • Omental torsion

The major differential diagnoses for acute appendiceal abscess or mass include Crohn disease and malignancy.

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