Alicia D Gaidry, MD, Sarah B Buckley, MD, Joseph G Cheatham, MD, Romeo C Ignacio, MD. Naval Medical Center San Diego
We present the unusual case of a 19 year-old female with history of chronic abdominal pain in the setting of previous Ladd procedure for intestinal malrotation who was found to have a retained appendix on CT scan. She ultimately underwent a colonoscopy which revealed an viable inverted appendix. An endoscopic appendectomy was performed, which provided symptomatic relief. Endoscopic appendectomy has been previously performed for appendiceal carcinoid, appendiceal intussusception, endometriosis and appendicitis This unique approach can also be considered as a alternative for patients with a retained appendix after undergoing a Ladd procedure.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87579
Program Number: MSSP07
Presentation Session: Military iPoster (Non CME)
Presentation Type: MSSVPoster