Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2022

Abstract

Stump appendicitis is a rare and late complication following appendectomy and can often be overlooked. Our case details a 42-year-old male who presented to the Emergency Department with right-sided lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. A computed tomography scan of his abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a tubular, fluid-filled structure with surrounding inflammatory changes at the level of the patient's appendectomy clips with a 2.3-cm calcified intraluminal stone. Findings were concerning for stump appendicitis with appendicolith. He was admitted and taken to the operating room for a laparoscopic stump appendectomy. Stump appendicitis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis to prevent potentially serious complications.

Volume

17

Issue

7

First Page

2534

Last Page

2536

ISSN

1930-0433

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

35601384

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students, Fellows and Residents, Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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