Unusual presentations of acute appendicitis in the neonate : a report of 2 cases

Heydenrych, J. J. ; Du Toit, D. F. (1982)

CITATION: Heydenrych, J. J. & Du Toit, D. F. 1982. Unusual presentations of acute appendicitis in the neonate : a report of 2 cases. South African Medical Journal, 62:l003-1005.

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Two neonates with acute appendicitis have been treated at the Paediatric Surgery Clinic, Tygerberg Hospital, during the past 6 months. One presented with red blood in the stool and had had persistent anorexia for 1 week. The second baby presented with a large tender swelling of the scrotum which was indistinguishable from a torsion of the testis or strangulation of an inguinal hernia. Both babies made an uneventful recovery.

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