Acute Appendicitis Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

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Fariba Almassinokiani 2 , Mohammadali Ghoraian 1 , Hossein Akbari 1 , Alireza Almasi 3 , * , Abdolreza Pazooki 1 , Mohammadkazem Shahmoradi 1 , Mahboubeh Saberifard 1

2 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rasool Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran, IR Iran

1 Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Rasool Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran, IR Iran

3 Department of Radiology, Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran, dralmassi@yahoo.com, IR Iran

How to Cite: Almassinokiani F, Ghoraian M, Akbari H, Almasi A, Pazooki A, et al. Acute Appendicitis Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 1(2):74-6. doi: 10.5812/jmiss.2289.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: 1 (2); 74-6
Published Online: September 30, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 26, 2011
Accepted: February 14, 2012
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Abstract

Abstract: 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.

Keywords

Appendicitis Electrosurgery Hysterectomy Laparoscopy

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