Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 65–69 | Cite as

Left-Sided Acute Appendicitis: a Case Report and a Review of Literature

  • Fan-Biao Kong
  • Chen-Cheng Dong
  • Qiao-Ming Deng
  • Xiao-Tong WangEmail author
  • Hong-Qiang DengEmail author
Review Article


Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical conditions that are diagnosed with acute abdominal pain in the emergency department. Atypical location of the appendix as in left-sided appendicitis has an increased risk of delayed diagnosis and mortality. The appendix varies in its location according to the position of the cecum. We reported a case of a 75-year-old previously healthy man with left-sided acute appendicitis (LSAA) to increase the awareness in the management of this atypical and variant condition. In addition to detail descriptions of the case report, we reviewed the current literature for LSAA provided in this article.


Left-sided acute appendicitis Appendectomy Midgut malrotation 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

This work was supported by grants from the Scientific Research Project of Guangxi Health and Family Planning Commission (No. Z20180739) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81660416).

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPeople’s Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous RegionNanningPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryGuangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University Affiliated First HospitalNanningPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Gastrointestinal and Peripheral Vascular SurgeryPeople’s Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous RegionNanningChina

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