Case Report

Stump appendicitis after appendectomy

  • Akın Önder
  • Murat Kapan
  • Abdullah Böyük
  • Güven Tekbaş
  • Metehan Gümüş

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2010;20(4):188-191

Stump appendicitis is a rare condition characterized by inflammation of residual appendix after appendectomy. The history of appendectomy causes delay in diagnosis and increases the morbidity. Acute stump appendicitis should be the choise of diagnosis in appendektomised patients who admitted with acute abdomen. In this paper two patients with acute abdomen who had been admitted our clinic and diagnose as stump appendicitis were presented.

Keywords: Acute abdomen, Appendectomy, Stump appendicitis