Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : PD09 - PD11

Appendicular Tourniquet: A Cause of Intestinal Obstruction PD09-PD11

Prashanth Basappa Chowdary, Santhosh Chikkanayakanahalli Shivashankar, Rajashekara Babu Gangappa, Edison Vadakkenchery Varghese

Correspondence
Dr. Prashanth Basappa Chowdary,
Resident, Department of General Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute,
Fort, KR Road, Bangalore 560002, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: prashanth.chowdary@outlook.com

Intestinal obstruction is one of the common surgical emergencies seen in daily practice. Postoperative adhesions are notorious for being the most common cause for intestinal obstruction. Occasionally, laparotomy findings do come as a surprise to surgeons. Here one such case is discussed. A patient was operated on with suspicion of intestinal obstruction secondary to postoperative adhesions. However, laparotomy revealed the appendix to be inflamed, curled around the terminal ileum and acting as a tourniquet.