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Appendicitis in childhood

  • Mark D. Joffe
  • Jane Lavelle
Original Article


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.


Appendicitis Acute Appendicitis Adolescent Girl Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Atypical Presentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark D. Joffe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jane Lavelle
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Community Pediatric Medicine Attending Physician, Emergency DepartmentThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia
  3. 3.Emergency MedicineThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia

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