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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Melena Post-laparoscopic Appendicectomy—One of a Kind: A Rare Case Report

Siddartha Gowthaman Subramaniyan, HB Akshaya

Keywords : Appendicectomy, Laparoscopy, Melena

Citation Information : Subramaniyan SG, Akshaya H. Melena Post-laparoscopic Appendicectomy—One of a Kind: A Rare Case Report. World J Lap Surg 2022; 15 (3):260-261.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1514

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Melena usually occurs as a result of an upper gastrointestinal bleed, rarely it can be due to bleeding in the small intestine and ascending colon. Appendicectomy is one of the safest procedures done with overall minimal complication rate of about 5%. In this article, we have discussed about melena post-laparoscopic appendicectomy, which is one of the rarest complications of the procedure.

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