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.
(4) The first report of stump appendicitis was in 1945 by Rose.
Clinical features: the diagnosis of stump appendicitis is challenging because it is not routinely suspected with a history of appendectomy.
(1-3) There is no correlation between simple ligation and inversion of the stump with stump appendicitis. If difficulties are encountered or doubt remains regarding appendicular base during laparoscopic surgery, conversion to an open procedure is indicated.
In conclusion, with increasing use of laparoscopic techniques, stump appendicitis may be more frequently observed if the base of the appendix is not adequately dissected.
The diagnosis of stump appendicitis is usually not considered as the etiology for right lower quadrant pain in patients with prior appendectomy.