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Revista médica de Chile

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TAPIA E, Oscar. Granulomatous appendicitis caused by sarcoidosis: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2014, vol.142, n.4, pp.526-528. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872014000400017.

Granulomatous appendicitis is uncommon and can be caused by Crohn's disease, foreign body reactions, infections or sarcoidosis. We report a 26-year-old female consulting in the emergency room for pain in the right lower abdomen. She was released with analgesics and consulted 14 days later for the same pain. This time she was operated with the preoperative diagnosis of appendicitis. The pathological study of the surgical piece was compatible with a granulomatous appendicitis caused by sarcoidosis.

Keywords : Appendicitis; Sarcoidosis.

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