Acute Appendicitis Presented as a Cause of Sigmoid Colon Obstruction: A Case Report
Journal of Surgery
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016, Pages: 1-3
Received: Oct. 11, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 12, 2015; Published: Nov. 30, 2015
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Adel R. Al-Masry, Department of General Surgery, Al-Mahalla Al-Koubra General Hospital, Al-Mahalla Al- Koubra, Egypt
Ifrat Bakirov, Department of General Surgery, Huraymala General Hospital, Al- Ryadh, KSA
Aly Saber, Department of General Surgery, Port-Fouad General Hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt
Junaid Hassan, Department of General Surgery, Mayo Hospital, KEMU, Lahore, Pakistan
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Background: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical problem. However, the diagnosis is often overlooked when it presents as a bowel obstruction. Case presentation: In this report we present a case of elderly patient presented with bowel obstruction and radiological signs of sigmoid colon volvulus. Although there were no accurate manifested signs of acute appendicitis it was the real cause of acute large bowl obstruction. The patient was successfully treated with a laparotomy, adhesiolysis and appendicectomy and went on to make a good recovery. Conclusion: Acute appendicitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with large bowel obstruction.
Obstruction, Sigmoid Colon, Acute Appendicitis
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Adel R. Al-Masry, Ifrat Bakirov, Aly Saber, Junaid Hassan, Acute Appendicitis Presented as a Cause of Sigmoid Colon Obstruction: A Case Report, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue: Gastrointestinal Surgery: Recent Trends. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2016, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11648/j.js.s.2016040201.11
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