Appendicular perforation in a neonate: a case report


  • Akanksha Badhani Department of Surgery, HIMS, SRH University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Santosh Kumar Singh Department of Surgery, HIMS, SRH University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand



Appendicular perforation, Neonate, Peritonitis


Appendicitis and the consequent appendicular perforation are mostly rare in neonates. It is more common in premature babies though. Presentation therefore may mimic necrotizing enterocolitis although this is usually not so severe. We report a case of appendicular perforation in a term neonate who presented as peritonitis. Diagnosis was made after the exploration. Patient did well after surgery. Although rare, appendicular pathology should be entertained in any case of peritonitis even though the presentation is not the same as in older children due to various anatomical reasons. Primary treatment is surgery.

Author Biographies

Akanksha Badhani, Department of Surgery, HIMS, SRH University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Junior Resident,

Department of Surgery.

Santosh Kumar Singh, Department of Surgery, HIMS, SRH University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Associate Professor,

Pediatric Surgery Unit,

Department of Surgery


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