Authors : Dr. Rajgopal Totla; Dr. Falak Pancholi; Dr. Kruttika Singh
Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February
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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7648022
- Thoracic empyema is an infrequent complication
of appendicitis that has rarely been reported in the
literature. The case of a 6-year-old girl who was admitted
for medical management of a perforated appendicitis is
presented. Her clinical course was complicated by the
development of an appendicular abscess and a
subdiaphragmatic abscess leading to right-sided empyema
and how it was managed surgically and medically. Thoracic
empyema should be considered a potential cause of
respiratory distress in patients with appendicitis.
Furthermore, the abdomen should be carefully evaluated as
a source of infection in patients with thoracic empyema
without an underlying lung disease.
Keywords : Empyema, Appendicitis, Perforated.