Stump appendicitis and chorioamnionitis due to incomplete appendectomy: A case report

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Belli S., Yalcinkaya C., Ezer A., Bolat F., Colakoglu T., Simsek E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.22, sa.5, ss.540-543, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4318/tjg.2011.0265
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.540-543


Acute appendicitis represents the most common non-obstetric indication for surgical intervention in pregnant women, with a reported incidence of 1 in 1440 pregnancies. Stump appendicitis is a rare clinical situation when there is incomplete appendectomy. A rare case occurred of stump appendicitis and chorioamnionitis complicating after incomplete appendectomy. In this way the literature review suggests that only a few cases have been reported so far. We report a case of stump appendicitis and chorioamnionitis occurring three weeks after an appendectomy performed in another medical center. This will involve the discussion of clinical presentation, diagnosis, surgical management and literature review.