Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 9, Issue 1–2, pp 57–58 | Cite as

The appendix — a junkyard

  • Madan Samuel
  • Mohammed Jaffer Sajwany
Original Article


Appendicitis remains the most common condition leading to emergency abdominal operations in children and adolescents. We present a case of foreign bodies in the appendix causing obstruction and perforation of the appendicular tip by a nail.

Key words

Appendix Foreign body 


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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madan Samuel
    • 1
  • Mohammed Jaffer Sajwany
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal HospitalCPO SeebMuscaatSultanate of Oman

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