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


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.


Acute abdomen; delayed surgery; stump appendicitis

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