Appendicitis among liver transplant recipients

Peter L. Abt, Ibrahim Abdullah, Kathleen Korenda, Adam Frank, Heather Peterman, Robert G. Stephenson, James F. Markmann, Abraham Shaked, Kim M. Olthoff

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Appendicitis among liver transplant recipients has not been described in the current literature. We report 8 recipients who experienced appendicitis three weeks to 181 months after liver transplantation (LT). Initial presenting findings differed from the nonimmunosuppressed population in that a majority of the patients did not have leukocytosis (>10,000 cells/mm3). Four patients experienced perforation, three of whom presented three days after the development of abdominal pain. All patients recovered after surgery without untoward sequela.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1282-1284
Number of pages3
JournalLiver Transplantation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Transplantation

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    Abt, P. L., Abdullah, I., Korenda, K., Frank, A., Peterman, H., Stephenson, R. G., Markmann, J. F., Shaked, A., & Olthoff, K. M. (2005). Appendicitis among liver transplant recipients. Liver Transplantation, 11(10), 1282-1284.