Thoracic empyema and appendicitis rarely are concomitant. This is the first report of ultrasonography and computed tomography being used preoperatively to establish the diagnosis of ruptured appendicitis in a child with thoracic empyema. The perforated appendicitis was identified after gastrointestinal flora were cultured from the thoracostomy drainage of the empyema.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health