- inflammation of the cecum.
Origin of typhlitis
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Typhlitis and perityphlitis may come from retention in the ccum.
Fever is not a necessary factor in typhlitis, but when present distinguishes itself by its irregular range.
The average duration of cases of typhlitis without suppuration ranges from fourteen to twenty-one days.
Typhlitis independent of fecal impaction is always a grave affection, requiring in every instance a very guarded prognosis.
Constipation is usually invoked as a cardinal factor in the genesis of typhlitis (typhlitis stercoralis).
- inflammation of the caecum
- an obsolete name for appendicitis
C19: from New Latin, from Greek tuphlon the caecum, from tuphlos blind
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