Stump appendicitis: an uncommon dilemma


  • Chirag Pereira Department of General Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Leo F. Tauro Department of General Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka



Appendicitis, Stump appendicitis, Laparoscopic appendectomy, Diagnostic laparoscopy


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.

Author Biographies

Chirag Pereira, Department of General Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

Assistant Professor

Department of general Surgery

Leo F. Tauro, Department of General Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

Pofessor and head

Deparment of general surgery


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