2015, Number 3
Med Sur 2015; 22 (3)
González-Chávez MA, Díaz-Girón-Gidi A, González-Hermosillo-Cornejo D, Vélez-Pérez FM, Villegas-Tovar E, Faes-Petersen R, Robles-Menchero MJ, Chablé-Montero F, Robles-Landa, LPA, Andrade-Martínez-Garza P
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ABSTRACTAppendectomy is one of the most frequently performed operations by general surgeon. One of the long-term complications of this procedure is the appendicitis of the stump. The objective of this article is to describe a rare form of appendicitis. We present the case of a 24-year-old patient who have been surgically intervened for acute appendicitis at the age of 12, being admitted to the Emergency Department presenting abdominal pain and fever of 38°C. On physical examination, abdominal pain and appendicular signs were found and the laboratory tests were suggestive of an infectious process. Accordingly, acomputed tomography was indicated, showing a heterogeneous lesion on the right iliac fossa compatible with a plastron at the same level, thus surgical treatment was planned.We conclude that stump appendicitis is a rare cause of abdominal pain in appendectomised patients.