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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0220102714.
Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.02.2010.2714
PMCID: PMC3029547
Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Appendico-colic fistula complicating appendicitis in cystic fibrosis
G J Morris-Stiff1 and K A Islam2
1Department of HPB Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Torbay, UK
Correspondence to K A Islam, kethon/at/
The case of a boy with cystic fibrosis who presented with an unusual complication of appendicitis is reported. Delayed presentation, with complications of appendicitis such as perforation and abscess formation, is not uncommon in cystic fibrosis; however, this case represents the first report of an isolated appendico-colic fistula following appendicitis in association with cystic fibrosis.
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