Residual appendicitis following incomplete laparoscopic appendectomy

Acta Chir Belg. 1999 Feb;99(1):39-40.


Growing popularity of laparoscopic interventions must bring along a thorough knowledge of possible complications inherent to the laparoscopic technique. With these two cases of residual appendicitis following incomplete appendectomy, the authors want to warn for this complication. Surgeons should be aware of residual appendicitis as a possible cause of acute abdomen at any time following a laparoscopic appendectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Abdomen, Acute / surgery
  • Adolescent
  • Appendectomy*
  • Appendicitis / etiology*
  • Appendicitis / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Recurrence