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Volume 2017, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical condition with which patients present in emergency departments worldwide. It is also a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Here, we report a case of a 53-year-old man who presented with a clinical picture of mechanical small bowel obstruction. Leucocytosis was not demonstrated on the routine blood investigation in our case, in contrast to the findings for most patients with acute appendicitis. Acute appendicitis, as the cause of the intestinal obstruction, was diagnosed by computed tomography of the abdomen. The patient was treated using diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic appendectomy. This case was compared with those previously reported in the medical literature to determine the frequency of the case and the surgical management.

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