Acute appendicitis in neonates: complication or morbus sui generis?

  title={Acute appendicitis in neonates: complication or morbus sui generis?},
  author={Dorothea Stiefel and Thomas Stallmach and Peter Sacher},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
Neonatal appendicitis (NA) is very rare and is associated with a very high perforation rate. Three cases treated at our hospital since 1969 are presented. All of them had a perforated appendix; two␣represented a complication of an underlying disease, i.e., Hirschsprung's disease and cystic fibrosis, respectively. These diseases should always be ruled out actively in cases of NA. If an underlying disease is not found, NA might be an isolated form of necrotizing enterocolitis limited to the… CONTINUE READING


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