Appendico-colic fistula complicating appendicitis in cystic fibrosis
- 1Department of HPB Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- 2Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Torbay, UK
- Correspondence to K A Islam,
- Published 7 September 2010
The case of a boy with cystic fibrosis who presented with an unusual complication of appendicitis is reported. Delayed presentation, with complications of appendicitis such as perforation and abscess formation, is not uncommon in cystic fibrosis; however, this case represents the first report of an isolated appendico-colic fistula following appendicitis in association with cystic fibrosis.
Competing interests None.
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