The length-time correlate in appendicitis.


Journal Article

A propsective study of 60 children with appendicitis suggested a correlation between the length of symptoms prior to perforation and the level of appendiceal obstruction. These observations support the concept that obstruction of the appendiceal lumen near its tip leads to early perforation, while obstruction near the base leads to late perforation.

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Cited Authors

  • Deck, KB; Pettitt, BJ; Harrison, MR

Published Date

  • August 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 244 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 806 - 807

PubMed ID

  • 7392191

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7392191

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-3598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-7484

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.1980.03310080040023


  • eng