Diagnostic errors of right lower quadrant pain in children: beyond appendicitis.


Journal Article (Review)

Right lower quadrant pain in children can result from various underlying conditions other than acute appendicitis. The common mimics of acute appendicitis are related to acute gastrointestinal and genitourinary diseases. Diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain in the pediatric population can be challenging, especially when the symptoms are often nonspecific. This article reviews the currently available imaging techniques for evaluating a child with right lower quadrant pain and the spectrum of differential diagnoses with a focus on imaging clues to a specific diagnosis.

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Cited Authors

  • Chang, PT; Schooler, GR; Lee, EY

Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2071 - 2090

PubMed ID

  • 26138590

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26138590

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-0509

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0942-8925

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00261-015-0482-0


  • eng