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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 731-733

Primary torsion of vermiform appendix: A case report and review of literature

Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Ronak Endo-Laparoscopy and General Surgical Hospital, Patan, Gujarat, India

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Vipul D Yagnik
77, Siddhraj Nagar, Rajmahal Road, Patan - - 384 265, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_25_17

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Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency with more than 250,000 appendectomy operations performed annually in the United States alone. Although appendicitis is the most common intra-abdominal surgical pathology, torsion of the appendix has only rarely been described and is an uncommon cause of an acute abdomen. The clinical picture is the same as that for acute appendicitis, and it is difficult to distinguish between them preoperatively. A case of primary torsion of the vermiform appendix is reported here along with pertinent literature review.

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