Crohn's disease of the appendix, manifested as acute appendicitis with postoperative fistula.

  • S Jacobson
  • Published 1979 in The American journal of gastroenterology

Abstract

Two cases are reported of Crohn's disease localized to the appendix and manifested as acute appendicitis; after appendectomy a fistula developed. In none of 18 patients with Crohn's disease reported by other authors, where the appendix was the primary site, did a fistula develop postoperatively. When the appendix is the primary site of Crohn's disease the… (More)

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