Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq

Clint D. Cappiello, Philip C. Guzzetta, Faisal G. Qureshi

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Abstract

Appendicitis is the most commonly encountered abdominal emergency in pediatric surgery. However, the presentation of acute appendicitis is as diverse as the patient population. We present here a case of appendicitis presenting as an intra-abdominal mass consistent with lymphoma. Our patient is a 3 year old male with an atypical presentation of acute appendicitis. Additionally, he was found to have malrotation at the time of surgery. A delayed presentation, coupled with anomalous laboratory findings and aberrant anatomy made for a difficult diagnosis and overall interesting case of appendicitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume1
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Appendicitis
  • Lymphoma
  • Malrotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq. / Cappiello, Clint D.; Guzzetta, Philip C.; Qureshi, Faisal G.

In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Vol. 1, No. 8, 01.01.2013, p. 263-265.

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Cappiello, Clint D. ; Guzzetta, Philip C. ; Qureshi, Faisal G. / Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq. In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2013 ; Vol. 1, No. 8. pp. 263-265.
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