Acute appendicitis: a cause of recurrent abdominal pain in pediatric trauma

Pediatr Emerg Care. 1995 Feb;11(1):30-1. doi: 10.1097/00006565-199502000-00009.


When traumatic abdominal injury and acute appendicitis occur within a short period of time, the diagnosis can be difficult and may result in a delay in treatment of the appendicitis. We report the case of a four-year-old boy with documented intraabdominal injury from a motor vehicle crash who developed appendicitis while hospitalized and recovering from his injuries.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / complications*
  • Abdominal Pain / diagnosis
  • Abdominal Pain / etiology*
  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Acute Disease
  • Appendicitis / complications
  • Appendicitis / diagnosis*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence