Fortuitous diagnosis of cystic fibrosis at laparotomy for acute appendicitis

L. Avolio, G. B. Parigi, M. Grasso, R. Fasani, G. Verga

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Two children aged 11 and 9 years were operated upon for acute appendicitis and were discovered to have cystic fibrosis: the histologic pattern of the removed appendix was typical for this disorder. Appendicitis may thus be the first presenting sign of occult cystic fibrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997


  • Appendicitis
  • Cystic fibrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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