Case report of recurrent acute appendicitis in a residual tip.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93849
Title:
Case report of recurrent acute appendicitis in a residual tip.
Authors:
O'Leary, Donal P; Myers, Eddie; Coyle, Joe; Wilson, Ian
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Citation:
Case report of recurrent acute appendicitis in a residual tip. 2010, 3:14 Cases J
Journal:
Cases journal
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93849
DOI:
10.1186/1757-1626-3-14
PubMed ID:
20157645
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Residual appendicitis involving the stump of the appendix has been well described in the literature in the past. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 43 year old male with acute onset of abdominal pain who had undergone an appendicectomy ten years previously. Ultrasound revealed the presence of an inflamed tubular structure. Subsequent laparotomy and histology confirmed that this structure was an inflamed residual appendiceal tip. CONCLUSION: Residual tip appendicitis has not been reported in the literature previously and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of localised peritonitis in a patient with a history of a previous open appendicectomy.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-1626

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Donal Pen
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Eddieen
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Joeen
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T13:12:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T13:12:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationCase report of recurrent acute appendicitis in a residual tip. 2010, 3:14 Cases Jen
dc.identifier.issn1757-1626-
dc.identifier.pmid20157645-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1626-3-14-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/93849-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Residual appendicitis involving the stump of the appendix has been well described in the literature in the past. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 43 year old male with acute onset of abdominal pain who had undergone an appendicectomy ten years previously. Ultrasound revealed the presence of an inflamed tubular structure. Subsequent laparotomy and histology confirmed that this structure was an inflamed residual appendiceal tip. CONCLUSION: Residual tip appendicitis has not been reported in the literature previously and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of localised peritonitis in a patient with a history of a previous open appendicectomy.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleCase report of recurrent acute appendicitis in a residual tip.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalCases journalen

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