Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 102–104

Stump appendicitis and generalized peritonitis due to incomplete appendectomy


DOI: 10.1007/s10151-003-0018-4

Cite this article as:
Durgun, A.V., Baca, B., Ersoy, Y. et al. Tech Coloproctol (2003) 7: 102. doi:10.1007/s10151-003-0018-4


Stump appendicitis is a rare clinical situation when there is incomplete appendectomy. A wide spectrum of diseases in the differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain of the abdomen and presence of appendectomy operation in a patient’s history delay the diagnosis. We report such a case of perforated stump appendicitis and generalized peritonitis occurring eight months after appendectomy.

Key words

AppendicitisAppendectomyStump appendicitis

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul University, Department of Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical SchoolIstanbulTurkey