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