TITLE

Stump Appendicitis: A Comprehensive Review of Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Liang, Mike K.; Lo, Helen G.; Marks, Jenifer L.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Feb2006, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p162
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Appendectomy for appendicitis is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Residual tissue left after an initial appendectomy risks the development of stump appendicitis. A comprehensive review of the English-language literature revealed 36 reported cases of stump appendicitis. Typically, patients present with signs and symptoms similar to acute appendicitis; however, due to prior surgery, the diagnosis is difficult and the rate of appendiceal stump perforation is extremely high. Herein, we present a case of a 32-year-old female presenting with right lower quadrant pain, nausea, and fever 5 months after laparoscopic appendectomy. Upon surgery, an appendiceal stump was discovered.
ACCESSION #
19750290

 

Related Articles

  • Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Open Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis in Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. MASOOMI, HOSSEIN; MILLS, STEVEN D.; DOLICH, MATTHEW O.; DANG, PHAT; CARMICHAEL, JOSEPH C.; NGUYEN, NINH T.; STAMOS, MICHAEL J. // American Surgeon;Oct2011, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p1372 

    The aims of this study were to compare outcomes of appendectomy between acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and nonAIDS patients and laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) versus open appendectomy (OA) in AIDS patients. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, from 2006 to 2008, clinical...

  • An analysis of appendectomies performed in a Labrador general surgery practice. Clarkson, Colin; Pradhan, G. Narsing // Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine;Spring2008, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p68 

    Introduction: The main objective of our study was to determine the rates of negative appendectomies and perforated appendices at the Labrador Health Centre, and make a comparison with the rates published in the literature. Methods: The study population consisted of all patients who underwent...

  • Patientenauswahl in Krankenhäusern der Maximalversorgung auf Basis ökonomischer Daten. Schwenzer, T.; Jähne, J. // Der Chirurg;Mar2012, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p259 

    Background: With respect to economic aspects it remains questionable if tertiary hospitals should focus on operations with high complexity or if surgery for benign diseases should be performed as well. Material and methods: Data from the Institute for Reimbursement in hospitals (InEK) were...

  • IS INTERVAL APPENDECTOMY NECESSARY AFTER SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OF APPENDICEAL MASS IN CHILDREN? Fisher, M.; Meates-Dennis, M. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2008, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p631 

    The article provides an answer to the question on the necessity of interval appendectomy after successful conservative treatment of appendiceal mass in children.

  • Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery appendectomy. Vidal, Óscar; Valentini, Mauro; Ginestà, Cesar; Martí, Josep; Espert, Juan J.; Benarroch, Guerson; García-Valdecasas, Juan C. // Surgical Endoscopy;Mar2010, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p686 

    Laparoscopic appendectomy via the three-trocar technique is widely used for appendectomy. This report describes the initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) appendectomy. Between December 2008 and March 2009, patients with acute appendicitis admitted to the General...

  • Laparoscopic appendectomy in the elderly: our experience. Ferrarese, Alessia G.; Martino, Valter; Enrico, Stefano; Falcone, Alessandro; Catalano, Silvia; Pozzi, Giada; Marola, Silvia; Solej, Mario // BMC Surgery;2013, Vol. 13 Issue Suppl 2, p1 

    Background: Laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the world. We aimed to compare laparoscopic and open appendectomy in the elderly in our experience. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of elderly patients who...

  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy Provides Better Outcomes than Open Appendectomy in Elderly Patients. SHIH-CHI WU; YU-CHUN WANG; CHIH-YUAN FU; RAY-JADE CHEN; HUNG-CHANG HUANG; JUI-CHIEN HUANG; CHIH-WEI LU; CHI-HSUN HSIEH; CHIA-YUN LIN // American Surgeon;Apr2011, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p466 

    The incidence of acute appendicitis in elderly patients is increasing due to prolonged life span. The associated morbidity and mortality related to perforation of acute appendicitis continue to present challenges to physicians. The role of laparoscopic appendectomy is still controversial. This...

  • Appendectomy using single-incision pediatric endosurgery for acute and perforated appendicitis. Muensterer, Oliver J.; Nougues, Cecilia Puga; Adibe, Obinna O.; Amin, Sejal R.; Georgeson, Keith E.; Harmon, Carroll M. // Surgical Endoscopy;Dec2010, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p3201 

    Background: Single-incision pediatric endosurgical (SIPES) appendectomy has been reported in few pediatric surgical centers. We have adopted the technique recently and have offered it to all patients in whom appendectomy was indicated. The purpose of this study was to report our experience with...

  • Appendicectomy has no beneficial effect on admission rates in patients with ulcerative colitis. Hallas, J.; Gaist, D.; Vach, W.; Sørensen, H. T. // Gut;Mar2004, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p351 

    Background and aims: Those who have had an appendicectomy have a reduced risk of developing ulcerative colitis. However, the effect of appendicectomy on disease activity in patients with ulcerative colitis has not been established. Methods: We used the Danish National Patient Registry to...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics