Pericarditis as complication of appendicitis.
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SourceAnnals of Thoracic Surgery, 78, 3, (2004), pp. 1086-1088
Article / Letter to editor
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Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Cardiac Surgery
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
SubjectUMCN 2.1: Heart, lung and circulation; UMCN 4.1: Microbial pathogenesis and host defense
Pericarditis as a complication of appendicitis is a rare event. In a 25-year period we encountered two pediatric cases with this severe complication due to (a)typical presentation of appendicitis resulting in small bowel obstruction, intraabdominal abscesses, constrictive pericarditis, and purulent pericarditis.
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