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Association between tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and appendicitis.

Authors
  • Andreu Ballester, J C
  • Ballester, F
  • Colomer Rubio, E
  • Millán Scheiding, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
97
Issue
3
Pages
179–186
Identifiers
PMID: 15839812
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A clear association has been found, especially in women, between previous tonsillectomy and subsequent acute appendicitis. Due to a lack of data on acute appendicitis there should be further studies to explain the findings of this study, as this could be the first described risk factor of acute appendicitis.

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