Appendicitis following blunt abdominal trauma

Med J Malaysia. 2002 Mar;57(1):123-4.


A young boy presented with history of abdominal trauma. History and initial clinical findings suggested a soft tissue injury. Due to increasing abdominal pain and fever, we proceeded with an exploratory laparotomy with a diagnosis of intra-abdominal injury, at which we found a perforated appendix. Appendicitis following blunt abdominal trauma needs high index of suspicion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / complications*
  • Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis
  • Abdominal Injuries / surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis / diagnosis*
  • Appendicitis / etiology*
  • Appendicitis / surgery
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery