Stump Appendicitis following Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Suresh Parameshwarappa, Gabriel Rodrigues, Raghunath Prabhu, Charudutt Sambhaji

Abstract


Stump appendicitis (SA) is a rare clinicopathologic entity characterised by inflammation of the appendiceal remnant after incomplete appendectomy. The diagnosis is not routinely suspected in patients who have previously undergone appendectomy. We report a case of SA in an adolescent boy who had previously undergone laparoscopic appendectomy. The case necessitated surgical completion of the appendectomy.



Keywords


Appendicitis; Stump; Surgery; Case report; India

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