Salmonella ileocecal lymphadenitis masquerading as appendicitis

J Pediatr Surg. 1986 Apr;21(4):377-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(86)80210-x.


Salmonella infection requiring surgical intervention is rare. A case of localized ileocecal lymphadenitis due to Salmonella newport is reported. A review of the literature demonstrates that this is one of a spectrum of conditions of tissue infection by Salmonella in the ileocecal region. The outlook is good, and no untoward effects have arisen from surgery so that awareness of this condition should not alter the operative approach to a patient with a clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Appendicitis / diagnosis*
  • Cecal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lymphadenitis / diagnosis*
  • Prognosis
  • Salmonella Infections / diagnosis*