Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2018, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (2): 150-154.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2018.180815

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The Ultrasonographic Findings of Appendiceal Diseases: Benign and Malignant

Yixuan Wanga, Bei Wangb, Menene NKONIKAa, Hongyu Dingb, Hongjun Sunb,*()   

  1. a Cheeloo College of Medicine,Shandong University, Jinan, China
    b Department of Ultrasound, Qianfoshan Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China
  • Received:2017-12-20 Online:2018-08-18 Published:2018-08-19
  • Contact: Hongjun Sun,


The appendix is a small pouch-like sac with no fixed anatomical position, narrowing entrance to caecum predisposes to both benign and malignant obstruction in nature. In recent years, ultrasonog-raphy plays an important part in diagnosis of appendiceal diseases. This article aims to describe ul-trasonic assessment of different kinds of appendiceal diseases. We provide an overview of the liter-ature about the ultrasonographic features of appendiceal diseases.

Key words: Appendix; Ultrasound; Appendicitis; Appendiceal neoplasms