Thoracic empyema in a patient with acute appendicitis: A rare association

Alan Herline, Edward M. Burton, Robyn Hatley

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Abstract

Thoracic empyema and appendicitis rarely are concomitant. This is the first report of ultrasonography and computed tomography being used preoperatively to establish the diagnosis of ruptured appendicitis in a child with thoracic empyema. The perforated appendicitis was identified after gastrointestinal flora were cultured from the thoracostomy drainage of the empyema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1625
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

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Keywords

  • Empyema
  • appendicitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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