Thoracic empyema in a patient with acute appendicitis

A rare association

Alan Joseph Herline, Edward M. Burton, Robyn M 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 - Jan 1 1994

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Pleural Empyema
Appendicitis
Thoracostomy
Empyema
Drainage
Ultrasonography
Tomography

Keywords

  • Empyema
  • appendicitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Thoracic empyema in a patient with acute appendicitis : A rare association. / Herline, Alan Joseph; Burton, Edward M.; Hatley, Robyn M.

In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 29, No. 12, 01.01.1994, p. 1623-1625.

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Herline, Alan Joseph ; Burton, Edward M. ; Hatley, Robyn M. / Thoracic empyema in a patient with acute appendicitis : A rare association. In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1994 ; Vol. 29, No. 12. pp. 1623-1625.
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