Case Report
Volume 3 Issue 9 - 2020
Case Report of a Novel Approach to Laparoscopic Repair in a Patient with Appendiceal Perforation at the Base of the Cecum
Jamala Swindle, Yana Puckett* and Catherine Ronaghan
Department of Surgery, Charleston Division, West Virginia University, USA
*Corresponding Author: Yana Puckett, Department of Surgery, Charleston Division, West Virginia University, USA.
Received: July 22, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020


We present the case of a 60-year old female who presented with abdominal pain and malaise that was associated with fevers, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. A computerized tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis revealed noncomplicated acute appendicitis. However, intraoperatively she was found to have a perforation at the base of her cecum with fecal contamination and purulence inside the abdomen. She was treated laparoscopically with stapling across the cecum followed by imbrication of the staple line and interrupted suturing with 0-Vicryl. The patient tolerated the procedure well and had an uneventful recovery with resolution of bowel symptoms. This case report presents a novel minimally invasive approach to management of cecal base perforations.

Keywords: Laparoscopic Repair; Appendiceal Perforation; Cecum


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Citation: Yana Puckett., et al. “Case Report of a Novel Approach to Laparoscopic Repair in a Patient with Appendiceal Perforation at the Base of the Cecum”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.9 (2020): 19-22.

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