Appendiceal perforation: a potentially lethal initial mode of presentation of Hirschsprung's disease.

@article{Sarolu1997AppendicealPA,
  title={Appendiceal perforation: a potentially lethal initial mode of presentation of Hirschsprung's disease.},
  author={Ayşe Sarıoğlu and Feridun Cahit Tanyel and Neb{\`i}l B{\"u}y{\"u}kpamukçu and Akg{\"u}n Hiçs{\"o}nmez},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          123-4
        }
}
In Hacettepe University Children's Hospital, between 1976 and 1993 two patients among 302 with Hirschsprung's disease were diagnosed with appendiceal perforation (AP) at initial admission. Both patients were less than 2 months of age. One of them was a boy with total colonic aganglionosis and the latter a girl with long-segment disease. In both cases the site of AP was the base, and periappendicitis without mucosal involvement was detected. The present cases and review of the literature suggest… CONTINUE READING

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