DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20201419

Stump appendicitis: an uncommon dilemma

Chirag Pereira, Leo F. Tauro

Abstract


Stump appendicitis is one of the rare delayed complications post appendectomy with a reported incidence of 1 in 50,000 cases. Stump appendicitis can present as a diagnostic dilemma if the treating clinician is unfamiliar with this rare clinical entity. The purpose of this paper is to review current data on stump appendicitis and analyse published cases.


Keywords


Appendicitis, Stump appendicitis, Laparoscopic appendectomy, Diagnostic laparoscopy

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