perityphlitis


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perityphlitis

(ˌpɛrɪtɪfˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) med obsolete the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the caecum
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First surgical treatment for appendicitis or perityphlitis without abscess was carried out by Hancock in 1848.
In a review of no less than 257 cases, he showed that the great majority of cases of abscesses in the right iliac fossa were due to appendicitis and not to some diffuse inflammatory process around the caecum, 'perityphlitis' as it was called.
Medical descriptions of right lower quadrant peritonitis, perityphlitis, appeared more than 500 years ago.