periappendicitis


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periappendicitis

[¦per·ē·ə‚pen·də′sīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the tissue around the vermiform process, or of the serosal region of the vermiform appendix.
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* Periappendicitis was defined as inflammation of the layers of the appendix wall, most commonly the serosa, with sparing of the mucosa.
Delayed small bowel perforation due to blunt abdominal trauma and periappendicitis in a patient with situs inversus totalis: a report of a case.
Hayabuchi, "Pelvic inflammatory disease with periappendicitis in a pediatric patient," Radiation Medicine, vol.
The vermiform appendix was dilated, with lymphoid hyperplasia and acute periappendicitis. Special stains for acid-fast bacilli and fungi were negative for organisms.