Andrea Rossetti, MD, Michel Adamina, PD, Franziska Naef, MD, M. Zadnikar,
Sascha A. Mueller, PD
Klinik fur Chirurgie, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland (all authors).ABSTRACT
Laparoscopy has proven to be safe for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in patients with suspected acute appendicitis.Case Description:
We report a case of a rare occurrence of small-bowel volvulus after laparoscopic appendectomy.
Discussion: Moreover, laparoscopy has a number of advantages when compared with open surgery, including faster recovery and shorter length of stay. Nevertheless, laparoscopic appendectomy has a dedicated morbidity. A life-threatening case of small-bowel volvulus around a properly applied surgical staple line is reported.
Key Words: Laparoscopic appendectomy, Laparoscopy, Volvulus.
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