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, vol.3, no.3, pp.237-239, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2016.21043
  • Title of Journal : NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-239

Abstract

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.