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J Korean Soc Coloproctol. 2009 Oct;25(5):352-355. English. Case Report.
Kang DB , Kim SH , Oh JT , Kim KD , Jo HJ , Lee JK , Park WC .
Department of Surgery, Digestive Disease Research Institute and Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. parkwc@wonkwang.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, Digestive Disease Research Institute and Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Digestive Disease Research Institute and Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
Abstract

Appendiceal intussusception is a rare condition of abdominal pain. It develops as a result of various anatomic or pathologic conditions, such as polyps, worms, carcinomas, mucoceles, or fecaliths. Furthermore, an accurate preoperative diagnosis of appendiceal intussusception may be difficult. However, recently developed radiologic modalities, such as multidetector CT and laparoscopy, can considerably aid preoperative diagnosis and provide a means of adopting optimal minimally invasive surgery. Here, the authors describe the case of a 30-yr-old woman with the clinical features of acute appendicitis, who was preoperatively diagnosed as having appendiceal intussusception with fecaliths and who was managed by using a laparoscopic partial cecectomy.

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