Vacation Appendicitis

  title={Vacation Appendicitis},
  author={Jay Alan Redan and Michael B. Tempel and Shannon Harrison and Xiang Zhu},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
OBJECTIVE When someone plans a vacation, one of the last things taken into consideration is the possibility of contracting an illness while away. Unfortunately, if people develop abdominal pain while planning for a vacation, they usually proceed with the vacation and do not consider getting medical attention for their pain. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of being on vacation and its association with ruptured appendicitis. METHODS From January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008… CONTINUE READING


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