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Torsion of the vermiform appendix: A case report

I Wani, A Amin, D Sharma, V Roy, I Saleem, F Reshi

Abstract


Torsion of the vermiform appendix is a rare condition with few cases reported in the literature. Various factors predispose to torsion. Various factors predispose to torsion. We report a case of primary torsion of the vermiform appendix. The clinical presentation was indistinguishable
from acute appendicitis and the diagnosis was made at operation.
Appendix was preileal in position and the direction of torsion was
anticlockwise. There was intrinsic torsion with no obvious factor for
torsion identified. Appendectomy was performed.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijmu.v4i2.43845
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