Volvulus of the appendix

A case report

Gehaan F. D'Souza, Shahab F Abdessalam

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Abstract

Volvulus of the appendix is an uncommon phenomenon in children (J Can Med Assoc.1966;95:926-927). Only a few reports exist in the literature concerning this subject. We describe a 2-year-old child who presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and was initially diagnosed as ruptured appendicitis with abscess. Attempt at computed tomography-guided drainage failed to produce purulent drainage, and the child was taken to the operating room for diagnostic laparoscopy. Operative findings revealed a volvulus of the appendix, and a laparoscopic appendectomy was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume46
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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Intestinal Volvulus
Drainage
Appendectomy
Appendicitis
Operating Rooms
Laparoscopy
Abscess
Abdominal Pain
Tomography

Keywords

  • Appendiceal volvulus
  • Appendix
  • Children
  • Volvulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Volvulus of the appendix : A case report. / D'Souza, Gehaan F.; Abdessalam, Shahab F.

In: Journal of pediatric surgery, Vol. 46, No. 8, 01.08.2011.

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