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2022 May

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Recurrent appendicitis of vermiform appendix after a prior appendectomy: A case report and review of the literature.


Almas T, Nagarajan V R, Ahmed D, Ullah M, Ashary M A, Oruk M, Khan A, Amin K, Malik U, Ramjohn J, Huang H, Rifai A, Alzahrani A, Alqallaf N, Alsairefi S, Hur Y S, Bhullar A, Abdulkarim K, Alwheibi E, Kadom M, et al.
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 May; 77:103603.
PMID: 35638013.


Acute appendicitis is one of the leading causes of acute abdominal pain and surgical emergency. Stump appendicitis is a known complication of appendectomy whereby a retained appendiceal tip serves as a nidus for recurrent bouts of inflammation. Nevertheless, full-blown appendicitis of the vermiform appendix after a prior appendectomy remains a diagnostic conundrum.