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Mechanical small bowel obstruction due to inflamed appendix wrapping around
the last of ileum

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L'appendicite acuta raramente si presenta all'osservazione del chirurgo con un quadro di occlusione meccanica intestinale. Gli Autori presentano un caso di questa inusuale presentazione clinica, caratterizzato da un?appendice cronicamente infiammata (mucocele), avvolta intorno all'ultima ansa ileale che ne causava volvolo e strangolamento. Vengono riportati alcuni analoghi casi riscontrati in letteratura.

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Acute apendicitis rarely presents with a clinical picture of mechanical small-bowel obstruction. The Authors report a case of this inusual clinical occurrence, arised like a complication of a common disease, characterized by a chronically inflamed appendix (mucocele) wrapping around the last loop of ileum that produced volvolus and strangulation. The few similar cases reported in the literature are moreover reviewed.

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