Appendicular agenesis as an unusual intraoperative finding in acute abdomen: Case report and literature review

Felipe Giron, Carlos Eduardo Rey Chaves, María Lina Rodríguez, Danny Conde, David Venegas, Alberto Arango

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Abstract

Introduction: Appendicular agenesis is a rare condition that accounts for 1 of every 100,000 exploratory laparotomies, usually in clinical suspicion of appendiceal inflammatory processes with higher incidence in adults. Clinical findings: We present a case of a 19-year-old female with appendicular agenesis who underwent exploratory laparoscopy in the context of appendiceal inflammatory process. Conclusion: Vermiform appendix agenesis is a challenging diagnosis made in most cases as an intraoperatively finding. Systematic revision of abdominal cavity should be performed after ruling out other causes of acute abdomen. No implications have been described in patients with appendix abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106740
Pages (from-to)106740
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume90
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute abdomen
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendicular agenesis
  • Surgery

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