Caecal typhoid perforation: case report


  • Satya Sree Department of Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India
  • Maneshwar Singh Utaal Department of Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India



Typhoid fever, Caecal perforation


Typhoid fever leading to only caecal perforation is a rare cause of acute abdomen in children. We present a case of a 15 year male child with typhoid fever admitted with perforation and peritonitis. At laparotomy a large perforation was noted in the caecum which was histologically consistent with typhoid. The ileum was spared. Very few cases have been reported in literature where only the caecum was involved in typhoid, sparing the terminal ileum which is the most common part to be affected.


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