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Stump appendicitis: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15471026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study is to review the medical literature regarding the prevalence of appendicitis in patients with previous appendectomy. Stump appendicitis is a real entity not often considered when evaluating patients with right lower quadrant pain and a history of appendectomy. This leads to delays in diagnosis and treatment. An extensive review of the world literature using Medline, MD Consult, and the references of articles found using these methods to gather information regarding stump appendicitis. Results showed 29 cases of stump appendicitis have been reported in the world literature. Herein we review the literature as well as present a case study. Stump appendicitis is a real, yet probably underreported entity. It can occur after either laparoscopic or open appendectomy. Avoidance of a long appendiceal stump is the only suggested means by which to avoid its occurrence.
Brian P Watkins; Shanu N Kothari; Jeffrey Landercasper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1530-4515     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-08     Completed Date:  2004-11-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / methods*
Appendicitis / epidemiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged

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