Abstract

Appendiceal intussusception is a rare entity that is difficult to diagnosis before surgery both clinically and radiologically. We report here a case of a 55-year-old woman with a 6-month history of right lower abdominal pain caused by appendiceal intussusception. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed. Endometriosis foci were identified in the appendix tip and became the leading point of the appendiceal intussusception. The appendix was removed laparoscopically, which is the optimal treatment for such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e66-e68
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume197
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Appendiceal intussusception
  • Endometriosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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