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Bailey Andrew D. M.D.; Goldner, Fred M.D.
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: December 1987
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Although the presentation of appendicitis is usually straight-forward, unusual manifestations can delay diagnosis. To emphasize this, we describe a patient who developed progressive sigmoid narrowing with only nonspecific abdominal complaints over a period of months. Eventually, we came upon a pelvic abscess from a ruptured appendix. Clinicians must be ever vigilant for appendicitis and its complications.

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