Recurrent stump appendicitis

Yuksel Y., Ergun T., Torun E., ÖZEN Ö.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.44, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.10.083
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Computed tomography, Stump appendicitis, Perforation
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Acute appendicitis is one of the most common reasons for abdominal surgery. Stump appendicitis, one of the rare complications of appendicitis surgery, is an inflammation that develops in the remaining part of the appendix following surgery and occurs at a rate of 1/50.000 in cases with appendectomy. Although patients manifest the same findings as those with acute appendicitis on physical examination and laboratory tests, the history of previous appendectomy may cause delays in diagnosis.. Complications such as perforation and peritonitis can develop if an early diagnosis cannot be made. In this article, we present the first case of recurrent stump appendicitis reported in the literature as far as we are aware. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.