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Appendico-cutaneous Fistula Presenting as a Large Wound: a Rare Phenomenon-Brief Review.
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PMID:  22451186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Appendicular inflammation can present as a discharging fistula on the abdominal wall. We are reporting a rare case of appendico - cutaneous fistula presenting as a large wound over the right iliac region. A 60 year old female reported to the emergency with a large wound and slough on right side of the abdomen. The thin shinning serous discharge from the wound revealed actinomycosis on microbiology. Patient was successfully treated conservatively with the help of percutaneous drainage and antibiotics. On follow-up of 3 months, patient is doing well and is asymptomatic. Acute appendicitis is considered one of the elementals of general surgical disease processes, yet its presentation often confounds its diagnosis by most surgeons. Its presentation as abscess in the abdominal wall and groin is a rare clinical entity. Because of insidious onset and subtle clinical signs of resulting abscess, the diagnosis of such cases is often delayed. USG and Contrast enhanced computed tomography are important part of investigations to make diagnose and helps in the treatment.
Rikki Singal; Sunita Gupta; Amit Mittal; Samita Gupta; Mujhail Singh; Ashwani K Dalal; Subhash Goyal; Bir Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Indonesiana     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0125-9326     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Indones     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901042     Medline TA:  Acta Med Indones     Country:  Indonesia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwer Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana (Distt-Ambala) Pin Code-133201, Haryana, India.
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