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Resident's Corner
September 1, 2007

Perioperative Care of the Patient With Hemophilia Undergoing Urgent Appendectomy

Author Affiliations

D. SCHULICKRICHARDMDAuthor Affiliations:Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.

Arch Surg. 2007;142(9):894-897. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.9.894

We report the presentation of acute appendicitis in a 20-year-old man with hemophilia A. We review the pathophysiology of hemophilia A and the current recommendations regarding factor VIII replacement in the perioperative period to ensure adequate hemostasis.