A gut feeling: An extremely rare case of missed appendicitis

Ashley Pilgrim, Rachel Russo, Aimee K Moulin

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This case outlines the emergency department and surgical course of a 63-year-old male presenting with acute onset abdominal pain. Appendicitis was high on the differential for the treating physician but after the computed tomography and laboratory evaluation were unremarkable, the patient was discharged only to return the next day. What ensued was one of the rarest cases of missed appendicitis documented in the medical literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)852-854
Number of pages3
JournalWestern Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014


  • Appendicitis
  • Umbilical hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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