Chronic Appendicitis: Two Case Reports

Nanna Holm; Maria Unni Rømer; Elena Markova; Laura Katrine Buskov; Ann-Brit Eg Hansen; Michala Vaaben Rose


J Med Case Reports. 2022;16(51) 

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In general practice, patients frequently present with abdominal pain, with a high prevalence of acute underlying disease.[1] Acute appendicitis is among the common differential diagnoses, with an estimated lifetime risk of 7–8%.[2] Chronic appendicitis has often been referred to as a controversial diagnosis and its prevalence is unknown.

We present two cases of chronic appendicitis where the patient presentation led the investigations in very different directions, thus delaying the diagnosis.