Stump appendicitis




Diagnosis, Stump appendicitis, Treatment


Appendectomy is one of the commonest abdominal operation performed all over the world. Stump appendicitis is one of the uncommon complications of appendectomy. The diagnosis of stump appendicitis is delayed due to low index of suspicion by virtue of the fact that an appendectomy has already been done. The clinical presentation exactly simulates acute appendicitis. Contrast enhanced computed tomography is diagnostic. Completion appendectomy either open or laparoscopic is the mainstay of treatment. Awareness regarding the possible aetiology, diagnosis and management is essential for avoiding delay in the diagnosis.

Author Biography

Ketan Vagholkar, Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India




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