BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2011.5019
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

‘Wormy’form appendix

  1. Ashish Rohatgi
  1. General Surgery Department, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Abraham Vincent Samuel Jesudoss, abepfdr{at}


Appendicitis and helminth infections are both common conditions in children. However, helminths (pinworms) infestation causing appendiceal luminal obstruction and presenting as appendicitis is uncommon.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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