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Acute urinary retention in a 9-year-old child: an atypical presentation of acute appendicitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17044580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute urinary retention is unusual in childhood and when present is likely to have an identifiable cause. Although the evaluation is often performed by the urologic specialist after relief of the obstruction, it is imperative that some causes be identified in the Emergency Department. This is a case of a 9-year-old boy in acute urinary retention caused by a ruptured appendix with a periappendiceal abscess.
Rick C Place
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2006-11-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia 20042, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / radiography
Appendicitis / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Urinary Retention / etiology*,  radiography

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