A serious conundrum for surgeons: Stump appendicitis


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EKİCİ M. F. , BAYHAN Z., ZEREN S. , UÇAR B. İ. , KORKMAZ M. , DEĞER A. N.

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, cilt.3, ss.237-239, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14744/nci.2016.21043
  • Dergi Adı: NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.237-239

Özet

Stump appendicitis is an acute inflammation of remnant appendix, a rare complication of incomplete appendectomy. It may present as acute abdomen with history of appendectomy, which may cause delay in diagnosis. Therefore, incomplete appendectomy should be considered as a differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in patients with medical history of appendectomy. The present case is one of stump appendicitis 6 months after appendectomy. Stump appendectomy was performed and the patient was discharged 7 days after the operation without any complication.