Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Appendicitis; Lymphoma; Malrotation
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.
Cappiello, C., Guzzetta, P., & Qureshi, F. (2013). Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 1 (8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2013.07.013