A rare case of undescended caecum accompanied by looped retroperitoneal appendix

Ashwini, AP and Kumar, Naveen and Jyothsna, P and Swamy, Ravindra S and Nayak, Satheesha B (2014) A rare case of undescended caecum accompanied by looped retroperitoneal appendix. Journal of Surgical Academia, 4 (2). pp. 32-34. ISSN 2231-7481

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Abstract

Intestinal malrotations are associated with various anatomical anomalies. We report a unique case wherein the caecum was located in the right lumbar region instead of the right iliac fossa. The ileo-caecal junction was also placed higher up. The appendix was ‘uncinate’ shaped, highly coiled and retroperitoneal with the absence of meso-appendix. Both, the caecum and appendix were supplied by ascending branch of the ileocolic artery instead of the descending branch. Further, we also observed that the ascending colon was very short and sub-hepatic in position. Such type of variations is of clinical and surgical importance in diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Appendix; caecum; ascending colon; ileo-caecal junction; malrotation.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2015 10:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141520

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