Stump appendicitis and generalized peritonitis due to incomplete appendectomy

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Durgun A. V. , Baca B., Ersoy Y., Kapan M.

Techniques in Coloproctology, vol.7, no.2, pp.102-104, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10151-003-0018-4
  • Title of Journal : Techniques in Coloproctology
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-104


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.