appendiceal abscess


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ap·pen·dic·e·al ab·scess

an intraperitoneal abscess, usually in the right iliac fossa, resulting from extension of infection in acute appendicitis, especially with perforation of the appendix.

ap·pen·dic·e·al ab·scess

(ap'ĕn-dis'ē-ăl ab'ses)
An intraperitoneal abscess, usually in the right iliac fossa, resulting from extension of infection in acute appendicitis, especially with perforation of the appendix.
Synonym(s): periappendiceal abscess.
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[7.] Brown CV, Abrishami M, Muller M, Velmahos GC (2003) Appendiceal abscess: immediate operation or percutaneous drainage?
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