Appendicitis is like a box of chocolatesq

Clint D. Cappiello, Philip C. Guzzetta, Faisal G. Qureshi

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Appendicitis is the most commonly encountered abdominal emergency in pediatric surgery. However, the presentation of acute appendicitis is as diverse as the patient population. We present here a case of appendicitis presenting as an intra-abdominal mass consistent with lymphoma. Our patient is a 3 year old male with an atypical presentation of acute appendicitis. Additionally, he was found to have malrotation at the time of surgery. A delayed presentation, coupled with anomalous laboratory findings and aberrant anatomy made for a difficult diagnosis and overall interesting case of appendicitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Appendicitis
  • Lymphoma
  • Malrotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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