Perforated appendicitis presenting as a thigh abscess: A lethal combination

  • S. Naidoo
  • R. Du Toit
  • A. Bhyat

Abstract

Typical cases of acute appendicitis have excellent treatment outcomes, if managed appropriately.1 We discuss an unusual case of perforated retrocaecal appendicitis that presented as a right thigh abscess without prominent abdominal symptoms, which highlights the lethal nature of advanced appendicitis even when appropriate surgical therapy is instituted.
Published
2017-02-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-5151
print ISSN: 0038-2361