Postpartum Acute Appendicitis

  • Nuri Peker
  • Göksel Seçkin
  • Turgut İpek
Keywords: Appendicitis, postpartum morbidity, fever


A 28-year-old woman, gravida 1 para 1, presented to the obstetrics department with pelvic pain and intermittent fever. Body temperature was 38.9°C. Widespread abdominal sensitivity and rebound were observed on physical examination. C-Reactive Protein was elevated to 31.1 mg/dl and White Blood Cell count remained at 11,000/mm3. The diameter of the appendix was measured as about 8.1 cm on Computed Tomography. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed and appendectomy was done because of acute appendicitis. Postpartum appendicitis is a very rare condition and only a few cases have been reported in the literature however acute appendicitis has to be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis.


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