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Appendicitis as a rare cause of mechanical small-bowel obstruction: A literature review of case reports

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ABSTRACT

Appendicitis as a cause of small-bowel obstruction is an extremely rare.

Our study confirmed that this complication is difficult to diagnose preoperatively.

A conclusive diagnosis typically has to wait until visualization during the surgery.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

No MeSH data available.


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Intraoperative findings of strangulated ileum due to adhesions extending from the distal end of the appendix to the retroperitoneum and incidental discovery of asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum.
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fig0015: Intraoperative findings of strangulated ileum due to adhesions extending from the distal end of the appendix to the retroperitoneum and incidental discovery of asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum.

Mentions: The patient was admitted to the Surgical Clinic and was indicated for immediate surgical intervention. Laparotomy revealed strangulation of the distal ileum by a fibrous band extending from the distal end of the appendix to the abdominal cavity wall (Fig. 3). The patient underwent adhesiolysis and ablation of an approximately 14 cm long appendix, as well as prophylactic resection for the incidental discovery of Meckel’s diverticulum. The strangulated ileum was vital and, thus, was not resected. Amoksiklav (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid) 1.2 g and Metronidazole 500 mg were administered intravenously during the procedure.


Appendicitis as a rare cause of mechanical small-bowel obstruction: A literature review of case reports
Intraoperative findings of strangulated ileum due to adhesions extending from the distal end of the appendix to the retroperitoneum and incidental discovery of asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum.
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fig0015: Intraoperative findings of strangulated ileum due to adhesions extending from the distal end of the appendix to the retroperitoneum and incidental discovery of asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum.
Mentions: The patient was admitted to the Surgical Clinic and was indicated for immediate surgical intervention. Laparotomy revealed strangulation of the distal ileum by a fibrous band extending from the distal end of the appendix to the abdominal cavity wall (Fig. 3). The patient underwent adhesiolysis and ablation of an approximately 14 cm long appendix, as well as prophylactic resection for the incidental discovery of Meckel’s diverticulum. The strangulated ileum was vital and, thus, was not resected. Amoksiklav (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid) 1.2 g and Metronidazole 500 mg were administered intravenously during the procedure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Appendicitis as a cause of small-bowel obstruction is an extremely rare.

Our study confirmed that this complication is difficult to diagnose preoperatively.

A conclusive diagnosis typically has to wait until visualization during the surgery.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

Surgical management varies from appendectomy up to right-sided hemicolectomy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus