Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume 1, Issue 8
Appendicitis is the most commonly encountered abdominal emergency in pediatric surgery. However, the presentation of acute appendicitis is as diverse as the patient population. We present here a case of appendicitis presenting as an intra-abdominal mass consistent with lymphoma. Our patient is a 3 year old male with an atypical presentation of acute appendicitis. Additionally, he was found to have malrotation at the time of surgery. A delayed presentation, coupled with anomalous laboratory findings and aberrant anatomy made for a difficult diagnosis and overall interesting case of appendicitis.
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Cappiello, C.D., Guzzetta, P.C., Qureshi, F.G. (2013). Appendicitis is like a box of chocolates. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 1(8), 263-265.