Stump Appendicitis: A Comprehensive Review of Literature

@article{Liang2006StumpAA,
  title={Stump Appendicitis: A Comprehensive Review of Literature},
  author={Mike K. Liang and Helen G Lo and Jenifer L. Marks},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={162 - 166}
}
Appendectomy for appendicitis is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Residual tissue left after an initial appendectomy risks the development of stump appendicitis. A comprehensive review of the English-language literature revealed 36 reported cases of stump appendicitis. Typically, patients present with signs and symptoms similar to acute appendicitis; however, due to prior surgery, the diagnosis is difficult and the rate of appendiceal stump perforation is… Expand
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References

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Delayed pathology of the appendiceal stump: a case report of stump appendicitis and review.
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Recurrent appendicitis with rupture was noted in the appendiceal stump on exploratory celiotomy after diagnosis by computed tomography scan. Expand
Stump Appendicitis: Case Report and Review
TLDR
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 showed 29 cases of stump appendectomy have been reported in the world Literature. Expand
Acute appendicitis of the appendiceal stump.
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Although rare, stump appendectomy may present with signs and symptoms typical of acute appendicitis in patients status post appendectomy and should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Expand
Stump appendicitis and generalized peritonitis due to incomplete appendectomy
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A case of perforated stump appendicitis and generalized peritonitis occurring eight months after appendectomy is reported. Expand
Stump appendicitis: a case report.
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It is found that most reported cases of stump appendicitis have occurred in open appendectomy, and awareness of the existence of this uncommon condition will help in the early diagnosis and prompt treatment of this pathology. Expand
Endoscopic removal of an ulcerated appendiceal stump.
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The colonoscopic removal of an inverted appendiceal stump is reported employing standard snare and electrocautery technique, of special interest, because it was invaded by unusual fungi producing an ulcerated-granulomatous inflammatory reaction. Expand
Appendiceal stump abscess ten years after appendectomy.
  • C. R. Harris
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of emergency medicine
  • 1989
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Although appendiceal stump abscess rarely appears years after an appendectomy, the possibility still exists and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Expand
Abdominal pain secondary to stump appendicitis in a child.
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An exploratory laparotomy was performed on an 11-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain and vomiting and the patient was found to have stump appendicitis. Expand
Appendicitis after laparoscopic appendectomy: a warning.
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A case of the unusual complication of recurrent appendicitis in a generous appendiceal remnant after laparoscopic appendectomy is presented. Expand
Appendiceal stump abscess; a report of stump abscess twenty-tree years postappendectomy.
  • S. Siegel
  • Medicine
  • American journal of surgery
  • 1954
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A case is presented in which a periappendiceal abscess developed twenty-three years after appendectomy, and differential diagnosis was between neoplasm, granuloma and abscess. Expand
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