Unusual presentations of acute appendicitis in the neonate. A report of 2 cases

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


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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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