Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report

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Appendiceal Knotting: A Rare Complication Causing Intestinal Obstruction in a Child

CS Lukong, BA Jabo, AK Nuhu


Appendicitis is a common cause of acute abdomen in children. Its common complications are; perforation, gangrene and appendix mass. The most dreaded complication is portal pyemia which could be fatal. Appendiceal knotting is a rare complication. No patient with this complication has been reported in literature. We therefore present the management of this rare complication seen as a cause of intestinal obstruction in a child at our centre.

KEY WORDS: Appendicitis Complication, Knotting.

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