Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
SUAZO L, Cristóbal; BURDILES P, Patricio y LARACH K, Andrés. Cecal appendix invagination. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.1, pp. 76-78. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262012000100013.
Cecal appendix invagination was first described by Mc Kidd in 1858, however, due to its low frequency and nonspecific presentation, it is usually a radiological or intraoperative finding. During surgery, the therapeutic approach may vary from an appendectomy to a right hemicolectomy. The selected technique will depend of the suspected diagnosis, which will undoubtedly also influenced by surgeon experience. We present a case of a male patient aged 57 years old, with the intraoperative finding of appendiceal intussusception. The laparoscopic dissection of the cecum revealed an inflammatory appendix, soft to palpation with graspers. A large section of the appendix base with linear stapler was made. The final biopsy and surgical specimen showed an appendiceal inflammation without atypia.
Palabras clave : Appendix; invagination.