Gastrointestinal pathology: Appendicitis: Faecolith

01 October 2011
Presented by Simon Cross


Appendicitis (faecolith)


A 1948 operative resection specimen from a nine year old girl admitted with a three day history of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Her temperature was 100o (fahrenheit) with a pulse of 125. There was marked tenderness with guarding in the right iliac fossa. Appendicectomy was performed. Post-op recovery was uneventful.


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