Appendicular Tourniquet: A Cause of Intestinal ObstructionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Prashanth Basappa Chowdary,
Resident, Department of General Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute,
Fort, KR Road, Bangalore – 560002, Karnataka, India.
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.
Appendix, Emergencies, Laparotomy
Prashanth Basappa Chowdary, Santhosh Chikkanayakanahalli Shivashankar, Rajashekara Babu Gangappa, Edison Vadakkenchery Varghese. APPENDICULAR TOURNIQUET: A CAUSE OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Apr 22 ]; 10:PD09-PD11. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 17, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Mar 08, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 22, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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