The Authors present and discuss a personal case of perforated acute neonatal appendicitis. After a brief review of literature, they delineate the elements that are responsible of rareness of this affection and the causes of frequency of perforation and mortality. Diagnosis is difficult in newborns because clinical and laboratory signs are not specific. They conclude affirming that acute abdomen is an indication for operation even if pre-operating diagnosis of acute neonatal appendicitis is not possible.

[Acute perforated appendicitis in newborns].

GARZI, Alfredo
1991

Abstract

The Authors present and discuss a personal case of perforated acute neonatal appendicitis. After a brief review of literature, they delineate the elements that are responsible of rareness of this affection and the causes of frequency of perforation and mortality. Diagnosis is difficult in newborns because clinical and laboratory signs are not specific. They conclude affirming that acute abdomen is an indication for operation even if pre-operating diagnosis of acute neonatal appendicitis is not possible.
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