Removal of Appendiceal Fecalith with Colonoscopy

  • Mevlüt Kurt Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
  • Emrah Poşul Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
  • Güray Can Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
  • Bülent Yılmaz Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
  • Uğur Korkmaz Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology
Keywords: Appendiceal fecalith, colonoscopy, treatment

Abstract

It is generally accepted that fecalith is the main reason of acute appendicitis. In this report,  we represented a case that established a fecalith in the appendicial lumen at the colonoscopic investigation. Clinical features of the patient have resolved after removal of the appendicular fecalith with colonoscopy. Patient was prevented from probable appendicitis, which will develop, with colonoscopic intervention.

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Published
2016-06-23