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Delayed pathology of the appendiceal stump: a case report of stump appendicitis and review.
Am Surg. 1994 Nov; 60(11):842-4.AS

Abstract

A case of right lower quadrant pain in a 53-year-old postmenopausal female who underwent appendectomy 21 years previously is presented. Recurrent appendicitis with rupture was noted in the appendiceal stump on exploratory celiotomy after diagnosis by computed tomography scan. Although rare, pathology of the appendiceal stump, whether inverted or not, is a real entity that can be encountered on laparotomy. Malignancy and hemorrhage can also occur in the appendiceal remnant, but the large number of disorders that can cause acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain makes appendiceal stump pathology extremely difficult to detect preoperatively. Because of the extensive differential diagnosis, timely operative intervention for clinical peritonitis in this region should not be delayed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7978678

Citation

Thomas, S E., et al. "Delayed Pathology of the Appendiceal Stump: a Case Report of Stump Appendicitis and Review." The American Surgeon, vol. 60, no. 11, 1994, pp. 842-4.
Thomas SE, Denning DA, Cummings MH. Delayed pathology of the appendiceal stump: a case report of stump appendicitis and review. Am Surg. 1994;60(11):842-4.
Thomas, S. E., Denning, D. A., & Cummings, M. H. (1994). Delayed pathology of the appendiceal stump: a case report of stump appendicitis and review. The American Surgeon, 60(11), 842-4.
Thomas SE, Denning DA, Cummings MH. Delayed Pathology of the Appendiceal Stump: a Case Report of Stump Appendicitis and Review. Am Surg. 1994;60(11):842-4. PubMed PMID: 7978678.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Delayed pathology of the appendiceal stump: a case report of stump appendicitis and review. AU - Thomas,S E, AU - Denning,D A, AU - Cummings,M H, PY - 1994/11/1/pubmed PY - 1994/11/1/medline PY - 1994/11/1/entrez SP - 842 EP - 4 JF - The American surgeon JO - Am Surg VL - 60 IS - 11 N2 - A case of right lower quadrant pain in a 53-year-old postmenopausal female who underwent appendectomy 21 years previously is presented. Recurrent appendicitis with rupture was noted in the appendiceal stump on exploratory celiotomy after diagnosis by computed tomography scan. Although rare, pathology of the appendiceal stump, whether inverted or not, is a real entity that can be encountered on laparotomy. Malignancy and hemorrhage can also occur in the appendiceal remnant, but the large number of disorders that can cause acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain makes appendiceal stump pathology extremely difficult to detect preoperatively. Because of the extensive differential diagnosis, timely operative intervention for clinical peritonitis in this region should not be delayed. SN - 0003-1348 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7978678/Delayed_pathology_of_the_appendiceal_stump:_a_case_report_of_stump_appendicitis_and_review_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/appendicitis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -