Acute appendicitis as a primary cause of intestinal obstruction

Muthanna Medical Journal
Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2017, Pages 168-170

Case Report

Sami Manthoor Alrubaye⃰⃰

* Correspondence author:
¹Almuqdadia General Hospital, Diala
Received 27 July 2017, Accepted 24 October 2017, Available online 21 November 2017
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Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency however, the diagnosis is often dismissed when it presents as acute small bowel obstruction. We report this child patient who presented with clinical and radiological features of small bowel obstruction. Laparotomy was done with removal of the obstructing agent (appendix) and the patient recovered uneventfully.

Key words: Appendicitis; Bowel obstruction; Laparotomy; Appendectomy

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