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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
‘Wormy’form appendix
  1. Abraham Vincent Samuel Jesudoss,
  2. Meryem Kaya,
  3. Rosanna Lombardo,
  4. 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.

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