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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-69

Beware of neonatal appendicitis


Department of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rizwan A Khan
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh - 202 002, U.P
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.70646

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We report a neonate with acute appendicitis who was mistakenly diagnosed and treated initially as neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. The diagnostic dilemma of this rare and life-threatening condition in premature babies and newborns is underlined. Awareness of this rare condition and possible differential diagnosis in this age group is also discussed.






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