Stump appendicitis after laparoscopic appendectomy and lapar
Stump appendicitis (SA) is defined as the inflammation of the remnant of the cecal appendix after an appendectomy. Delay in diagnosis and treatment increases morbidity and mortality. Laparoscopic stump appendectomy has been shown to be a safe alternative.

Appendectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide. Laparoscopic appendectomy has become the treatment of choice for both complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis; common postoperative complications include wound infection, bleeding, intraabdominal abscess.

Stump appendicitis is defined as the interval repeated inflammation of remaining residual appendiceal tissue after an appendectomy.

38-Year-old female patient with a history of laparoscopic appendectomy performed for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. She arrived at the emergency room due to abdominal pain 7 out of 10, located in the periumbilical region, later with migration to the right lower quadrant, abdominal CT scan evidenced the presence of a cecal and pericycle inflammatory process as well as the base and residual proximal portion of the cecal appendix laparoscopic stump appendectomy was performed.

It is important to keep this entity in mind when evaluating a patient with an acute abdomen with a previous history of appendectomy since the delay in diagnosis and treatment increases morbidity and mortality; laparoscopic stump appendectomy has been shown to be a safe treatment.

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2021.106156
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