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Fatal acute appendicitis in a fifteen-day-old infant

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
51
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3476(57)80127-9
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary 1. A fatal case of acute appendicitis presenting as abdominal wall cellulitis in a 15-day-old infant is reported with pathological findings. 2. The rare occurrence of this disease in the first three weeks of life is emphasized and reasons for this discussed. 3. An approach to the diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis in the infant is presented.

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