TITLE

Stump Appendicitis: A Bane or Boon of Laparoscopic Appendectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Sreeramulu, P. N.; Shetty, Nikhil S.; Mahesh, Babu B.; Asadulla, Baig; Supreeth, C. S.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery;Jan-Apr2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Appendiceal stump appendicitis is a very rare surgical event, though acute appendicitis is still the most common cause of abdominal surgeries worldwide. The incidence of appendiceal stump appendicitis is on a gradual rise possibly due to laparoscopic surgeries. In this study, we report a 54-year-old woman with preoperatively diagnosed stump appendicitis by ultrasound who underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy 8 years ago.
ACCESSION #
62090599

 

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