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The signs of retrocaecal appendicitis may include:

  • tenderness:
    • ill-defined anteriorly, but if localised it is usually lateral to McBurney's point
    • often most severe at lateral and posterior aspects of abdominal wall
  • spasm of quadratus lumborum on right side compared to left
  • positive tests:
    • psoas test
    • obturator test

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