Acute appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma

AUTHORS

Marjan Joudi 1 , Mehdi Fathi 2 , * , Mehran Hiradfar 3

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Associated Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Mashhad, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (9); e93740
Published Online: December 05, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 01, 2010
Accepted: July 26, 2011

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Abstract

Appendecitis is one of the most frequent surgeries. Inflammation of appendix may be due to variable causes such as fecalit, hypertrophy of Peyer’s plaques, seeds of fruits and parasites. In this study we presented an uncommon type of appendicitis which occurred after abdominal blunt trauma.

  In this article three children present who involved acute appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma. These patients were 2 boys (5 and 6-year-old) and one girl (8-year-old) who after blunt abdominal trauma admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain and symptoms of acute abdomen and appendectomy had been done for them.

  Trauma can induce intramural hematoma at appendix process and may cause appendicitis. Therefore, physicians should be aware of appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma.

Keywords

Appendectomy appendicitis trauma

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