Acute appendicitis after a blunt perineal trauma: an illustrative case

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Mar;25(3):184-5. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31819a8a66.


Acute appendicitis after abdominal trauma, although rare, has been described in the past. We herein report, for the first time, a case of acute appendicitis after a blunt trauma to the perineum in a boy. Clinicians taking care of children with injuries to the abdomen or perineal area should be aware of the possibility that they can develop posttraumatic acute appendicitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Appendicitis / diagnosis
  • Appendicitis / etiology*
  • Appendicitis / surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Perineum / injuries*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis