A case of acute appendicitis presenting as intestinal obstruction in a postnatal female – A case report and review
Author(s): Dr. B Santhi, Dr. D Arun and Dr. S Sujitha
Abstract: Intestinal obstruction is a common surgical emergency caused by several conditions. Appendicitis as a cause is both uncommon and requires high suspicion index. The diagnosis of such a condition is usually possible only on table, although CT has a questionable value. This is a very common disease which can present with a very rare and dangerous complication. Every emergency surgeon needs to be aware of such a possibility. We report a case of 31 year old female came with complaints of abdominal distension and features of intestinal obstruction. On proceeding with laparotomy, the appendix was inflamed and formed a band over the cecum which caused the obstruction. We reviewed literature to find similar cases reported in the past.
Dr. B Santhi, Dr. D Arun, Dr. S Sujitha. A case of acute appendicitis presenting as intestinal obstruction in a postnatal female – A case report and review. Int J Surg Sci 2021;5(2):40-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2021.v5.i2a.660