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Appendicitis in childhood

Abstract

Ultrasonography, CT scanning, and prolonged observation may improve diagnostic accuracy of appendicitis in children with atypical presentations. This article describes diagnostic pitfalls, including early presentation and abnormal appendiceal location.

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Correspondence to Mark D. Joffe MD.

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Joffe, M.D., Lavelle, J. Appendicitis in childhood. Compr Ther 25, 370 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02944284

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Keywords

  • Appendicitis
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adolescent Girl
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Atypical Presentation