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Tan Chun Chau

Abstract

Intra-abdominal abscess post appendectomy is well known, especially in cases of perforated appendicitis, the frequency can up to 20%. However, intra-abdominal abscess secondary to retained fecalith is rarely reported. We report an unrecognized, retained appendiceal fecalith giving rise to an intra-abdominal abscess 6 years after appendectomy which is a rare and unexpected postoperative complication.

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Keywords

appendicectomy, retained fecalith, intra-abdominal abscess

References
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Section
EMAS Meeting 2018 Abtracts