Appendiceal colic in childhood: the role of inspissated casts of stool within the appendix.

@article{Schisgall1980AppendicealCI,
  title={Appendiceal colic in childhood: the role of inspissated casts of stool within the appendix.},
  author={R. M. Schisgall},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={192 5},
  pages={687-93}
}
Seventy pediatric patients with histories of recurrent crampy abdominal pain, right lower quadrant tenderness, and proven filling defects or distention of the appendix on radiographs, have been subjected to appendectomy. Inspissated fecal material was found within the appendix in 72.8% of such children. Fecal material was found in only 12.9% of 155 normal appendices and in 33.8% of 530 acutely inflamed appendices. It is postulated that inspissated fecal material acts as a foreign body of the… CONTINUE READING

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