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BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2008.0074
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Mesodiverticular band simulating acute appendicitis?

  1. Hossam Shaaban,
  2. Mohammad Helmy,
  3. Khalid Hefny
  1. King Khalid Hospital, Tabuk, 71464, Saudi Arabia
  1. hossam24973{at}yahoo.com
  • Published 2 February 2009

An 8-year-old boy presented with right iliac fossa pain and vomiting for 1 day. He had classical signs of peritoneal irritation in the right iliac fossa, was afebrile, and his white cell count was upper normal. He was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and an open appendectomy was undertaken. At laparotomy, a copious amount of serous …

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