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South African Journal of Surgery

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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.



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