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Retained portion of the appendix following laparosocpic appendicectomy causing peritonitis and ileus

Author(s): Gouda B | Kochar R | Shah R

Journal: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
ISSN 0972-9941

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 154;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Laparoscopy | complication | appendicectomy | acute appendicitis

We describe a patient who developed peritonitis and paralytic ileus due to a retained portion of the inflammed appendix following laparoscopic appendicectomy (LA). The details of the presentation and management are discussed along with a brief review of the unusual complications LA.
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