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Stump Appendicitis: A Bane or Boon of Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Nikhil S Shetty, PN Sreeramulu, Mahesh Babu B, Asadulla Baig, CS Supreeth

Citation Information : Shetty NS, Sreeramulu P, Babu B M, Baig A, Supreeth C. Stump Appendicitis: A Bane or Boon of Laparoscopic Appendectomy. World J Lap Surg 2011; 4 (1):5-6.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1107

Published Online: 01-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Appendiceal stump appendicitis is a very rare surgical event, though acute appendicitis is still the most common cause of abdominal surgeries worldwide. The incidence of appendiceal stump appendicitis is on a gradual rise possibly due to laparoscopic surgeries. In this study, we report a 54-year-old woman with preoperatively diagnosed stump appendicitis by ultrasound who underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy 8 years ago.

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