Stump Appendicitis: A Bane or Boon of Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Sreeramulu, P. N.; Shetty, Nikhil S.; Mahesh, Babu B.; Asadulla, Baig; Supreeth, C. S.
January 2011
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery;Jan-Apr2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
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.


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