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Vol. 22 - Num. 85

Clinical Reviews

Recurrent appendicitis

Esther Vaquero Sosaa, M.ª Guadalupe Muñoz Pinob, Lucía Martínez de Leóna, María García Martosc, Alberto Parente Hernándezd, José M.ª Angulo Maderod

aPediatra. CS Meco. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Gastroenterología y Nutrición Infantil. Hospital Universitario de Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Anatomía Patológica. Hospital Universitario de Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
dServicio de Cirugía Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario de Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: E Vaquero. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Vaquero Sosa E, Muñoz Pino MG, Martínez de León L, García Martos M, Parente Hernández A, Angulo Madero JM. Recurrent appendicitis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:43-6.

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Chronic appendicitis is a rare entity, manifested by episodes of recurrent abdominal pain located in the right iliac fossa. Complementary tests (blood count, C-reactive protein and ultrasound) may be normal, so it would be necessary a laparoscopy with appendectomy for diagnosis. The histological study shows chronic inflammatory changes, not caused by other infectious processes and not compatible with an inflammatory bowel disease.

We present the case of a 12-year-old boy with self-limited episodes of acute abdominal pain during the course of two years. It was necessary a surgical treatment, with a definitive diagnosis of chronic appendicitis.


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