Acute urinary retention in a child with appendiceal abscess: diagnostic dilemma

Urology. 1990 Dec;36(6):513-5. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(90)80190-x.


Rarely do children with appendiceal abscess present with acute urinary retention as the only sign or symptom. This presentation may delay diagnosis and definitive therapy, thereby causing additional morbidity and possible mortality. We report the eighth case of acute urinary retention in a child associated with an appendiceal abscess.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / complications*
  • Abscess / diagnosis
  • Abscess / surgery
  • Acute Disease
  • Appendicitis / complications*
  • Appendicitis / diagnosis
  • Appendicitis / surgery
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Urinary Retention / etiology*