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Unexpected Findings: Normal Appendix During Appendectomy

  • Daniel L. FeingoldEmail author
  • Steven A. Lee-Kong
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Abstract

Unexpected findings are not infrequently encountered, either intraoperatively or in the postoperative settings. This chapter will discuss finding a normal appearing appendix during laparoscopic appendectomy for presumed appendicitis.

Keywords

Appendix Appendectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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