Acute (Retrocecal) Appendicitis

  • Hui Sen Chong
  • Namir Katkhouda
  • Eric Pham
  • Kamran Mohiuddin
  • Saira Nizami
  • Francis D’Souza
  • Iftikhar M. Khan
  • Muhammed Ashraf Memon

Laparoscopic appendectomy has evolved considerably from its origins as an incidental procedure, performed during gynecologic laparoscopy. Many surgeons now use it preferentially to treat acute appendicitis. When the appendix is known, by preoperative studies, to occupy a retrocecal position, it complicates both open and laparoscopic appendectomy. This chapter deals with the choice of approach in this situation.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Acute Appendicitis Laparoscopic Appendectomy Diagnostic Laparoscopy Open Appendectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Sen Chong
    • 1
  • Namir Katkhouda
    • 2
  • Eric Pham
    • 3
  • Kamran Mohiuddin
    • 4
  • Saira Nizami
    • 4
  • Francis D’Souza
    • 5
  • Iftikhar M. Khan
    • 6
  • Muhammed Ashraf Memon
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Minimally Invasive SurgeryUniversity of Southern California, USC School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Bariatric Surgery Care Center of Orange CountyOrangeUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryAga Khan University HospitalKarachiPakistan
  5. 5.Whiston HospitalPrescotUK
  6. 6.Department of Surgery/Liver TransplantMount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.Department of SurgeryIpswich HospitalQueenslandAustralia
  8. 8.Department of SurgeryThe University of QueenslandHerstonAustralia
  9. 9.Faculty of Health Sciences and MedicineBond UniversityGold CoastAustralia

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