Title

Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Journal

Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports

Volume

1

Issue

8

DOI

10.1016/j.epsc.2013.07.013

Keywords

Appendicitis; Lymphoma; Malrotation

Abstract

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. © 2013 The Authors.

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