stump appendicitis


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stump appendicitis

Inflammation occurring in the surgical remnant (the proximal portion of the appendix) after appendectomy.
See also: appendicitis
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Stump appendicitis diagnosed preoperatively by computed tomography.
Delayed pathology of the appendiceal stump: a case report of stump appendicitis and review.
Clinical features: the diagnosis of stump appendicitis is challenging because it is not routinely suspected with a history of appendectomy.
Management: Treatment of stump appendicitis is stump appendectomy via open or laparoscopic approach.
Some reports have suggested that laparoscopic appendectomy is associated with an increased incidence of stump appendicitis when compared with open appendectomy.
Regarding the imaging findings, many of the same principles used to diagnose acute appendicitis can be applied to diagnose stump appendicitis.