Stump appendicitis: a rare but important entity.

@article{RocheNagle2005StumpAA,
  title={Stump appendicitis: a rare but important entity.},
  author={Graham Roche-Nagle and Christopher J. Gallagher and Clive Kilgallen and Mitchell Caldwell},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  year={2005},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          53-4
        }
}
A case of right lower quadrant pain in a 35-year-old male who underwent an appendicectomy 14 years previously is presented. Recurrent appendicitis with perforation was noted in an appendiceal stump on exploratory laparotomy. Although rare, inlammation of the appendiceal stump can occur and is still an important clinical entity. It is difficult to diagnose pre-operatively. A wide spectrum of causes in the differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain of the abdomen and a previous… CONTINUE READING
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