perityphlitis


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perityphlitis

[‚per·ə′tif·ləd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the peritoneum surrounding the cecum and vermiform appendix.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It appears that the first surgical treatment for appendicitis or perityphlitis without abscess was carried out by Hancock in 1848.