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Agenesis of the appendix--case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8080837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Agenesis of the appendix is an exceedingly rare abnormality. When it does occur it may represent part of a more generalized ileocaeco-appendicular abnormality or it may occur as a localized event. A case is presented of a 23 year old lady with features of acute appendicitis in whom exploration revealed absence of the appendix and ileo-caecal lymphadenitis. The diagnosis should not be made without thorough exploration including full mobilization of the caecal area. Pre-operative diagnosis is only possible with laparoscopy.
S N Anyanwu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-13     Completed Date:  1994-10-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Consultant Surgeon, Iyi Emu Hospital, Ogidi, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Appendix / abnormalities*
Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery

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