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North Clin Istanb. 2016 Apr 4;3(3):237-239. doi: 10.14744/nci.2016.21043. eCollection 2016.

A serious conundrum for surgeons: Stump appendicitis.

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1
Department of General Surgery, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Kutahya, Turkey.
2
Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Dumlupınar University, Kutahya, Turkey.
3
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Dumlupınar University, Kutahya, Turkey.

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.

KEYWORDS:

Acute abdomen; delayed surgery; stump appendicitis

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