Affordable Access

Neonatal appendicitis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern medical journal
Publication Date
Volume
76
Issue
9
Pages
1173–1175
Identifiers
PMID: 6612399
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of neonatal appendicitis with right flank edema and abdominal wall cellulitis. These findings suggest retrocecal appendicitis, especially in conjunction with hematuria, proteinuria, and thickening of the right abdominal wall. When these signs are present, immediate surgical exploration must be considered. With attention to clinical information, physical signs, ancillary tests, and abdominal x-ray films, it may be possible to lower the unacceptably high mortality of 80%.

Statistics

Seen <100 times