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PubMed Search: Periappendicitis
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri J. Periappendicitis. website. Accessed June 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Acute or chronic inflammation of serosa beyond that seen with surgical manipulation
  • Associated with advanced appendicitis and spread of inflammatory process from another site
  • Periappendicitis without significant mural or luminal inflammation may indicate other intraabdominal pathology including salpingitis, Meckel’s diverticulitis, Yersiniosis, infectious colitis, colonic neoplasms, peritonitis, urologic processes, abdominal aortic aneurysm
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