Acute Appendicitis after Liver Transplant: A Case Report and Review of the Literature


Acute appendicitis is rare in the postoperative period of liver transplantation; only 23 cases were described in the literature to date, including late and immediate postoperative. Our case reports a patient who was presented with acute appendicitis in the immediate post-transplant and died in the subsequent postoperative period. The article reviews the available literature and all cases known until now, commenting on incidence, casual factors, symptoms, diagnostic and management.

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Andrade, R. , Pires, R. , Silva, R. , Mello, F. , Sousa, C. , Basto, S. and Fernandes, E. (2014) Acute Appendicitis after Liver Transplant: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Journal of Organ Transplant Surgery, 4, 29-32. doi: 10.4236/ojots.2014.44005.

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