Neonatal Appendicitis: Difficult Diagnosis with Enterocolitis


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, 30219 Sfax, Tunisia.


The clinical presentation of appendicitis in the newborn is nonspecific. The diagnosis was always made after surgical exploration for acute abdominal findings mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis. We report the case of acute appendicitis in a newborn diagnosed intraoperatively after neonatal occlusion symptoms.