Acute perforated appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma: A report from a 7-year-old boy and literature review.
Individually, trauma and appendicitis are some of the most common conditions in clinical practice, particularly in emergency medicine. In rare cases, trauma and appendicitis may co-exist, imposing a dilemma of whether these are only coincidence or appendicitis develops because of trauma. We report here a case of acute perforated appendicitis after a blunt abdominal trauma caused by a horse hoof kick to the abdomen in a 7-year-old boy. We also discussed the potential pathophysiologic mechanisms behind and reviewed the literature on this rare condition.