An unusual complication of missed appendicitis

Bentley J. Bobrow, Jerry Mohr, Charles V. Pollack

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A case of necrotizing fasciitis complicating missed appendicitis with perforation and abscess formation in a 63-year-old diabetic is presented. The case emphasizes the importance of thorough, conservative evaluation and management in elderly diabetic patients. The ED management of patients with necrotizing fasciitis is also briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-722
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • appendicitis
  • complications
  • diabetes mellitus
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • ruptured appendix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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