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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 294-295

Acute neonatal appendicitis in a preterm

Department of Neonatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

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Dr. Sihem Mammou
Department of Neonatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, 9th of April Boulevard, Bab Saadoun, Tunis
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.172581

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Acute neonatal appendicitis is very rare in the neonatal period. It is usually associated with comorbidity including prematurity. Symptoms are non-specific. The prognosis is marked by high risk of mortality and morbidity. Here, we report a case of preterm new born who presented with sepsis, apnoea, and digestive signs. The laparotomy revealed perforated appendicitis complicated with peritonitis.

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