Acute Appendicitis Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: 1 (2); 74-6
September 30, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
September 26, 2011
February 14, 2012
A, et al. Acute Appendicitis Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy,
J Minim Invasive Surg Sci.
Online ahead of Print
Appendicitis after age 40 is unusual, and appendicitis two days after laparoscopic hysterectomy is very rare and has not been reported to date. We describe a 44-year-old woman who had abdominal pain two days after laparoscopic hysterectomy. The pathology report indicated early appendicitis and the pain disappeared after appendectomy. In our opinion, the cause of appendicitis may have been related to the use of monopolar and bipolar coagulation during laparoscopic hysterectomy, although the coincidence of appendicitis and laparoscopic surgery may be accidental.
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