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Acute cholecystitis with perforated appendicitis: The first reported case
Abdulwahid M. Salih1, F. H. Kakamad2, Marden Husain Abbas3
1Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine/Department Surgery, University of Sulaimani, François Mitterrand Street, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.
2Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Department Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Sulaimani, François Mitterrand Street, Sulaymaniya, Iraq.
3Zhian Private Hospital. Goran St. Sulaimanyiah, Iraq.

Article ID: 100023Z12AS2016
doi:10.5348/Z12-2016-23-CR-15

Address correspondence to:
F. H. Kakamad
Faculty of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Department Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
University of Sulaimani, François Mitterrand, Street
Sulaymaniyah
Iraq

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Salih AM, Kakamad FH, Abbas MH. Acute cholecystitis with perforated appendicitis: The first reported case. J Case Rep Images Surg 2016;2:57–59.


Abstract
Introduction: Although both conditions are very common, concomitance of acute calculous cholecystitis with perforated acute has never been reported. In this paper, we present a case of acute calculous cholecystitis with perforated acute appendicitis.
Case Report: A 66-year-old female presented with a four-day history of right side abdominal pain associated with nausea, pyrexic and tachycardia (pulse rate 105 beats per minute). An ultrasound of her abdomen and pelvis revealed an inflamed, thick-walled gallbladder with evidence of multiple small gallstones. Her appendix could not be visualized. A diagnostic +/- therapeutic laparoscopy was performed, which revealed an inflamed gallbladder and fluid collection in right iliac fossa with foul smelling. A combined laparoscopic cholecystectomy with open appendectomy was performed. Intraoperatively perforated appendix was found. Postoperative follow-up was uneventful and the patient was free of complaint two weeks later.
Conclusion: While most of the abdominal pain refers to single diagnosis, clinicians should be aware that more than one diagnosis can still coexist.

Keywords: Acute cholecystitis, Appendicitis, Dual abdominal pathology


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Author Contributions
Abdulwahid M. Salih – Substantial contribution to the concept and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
F. H. Kakamad – Substantial contribution to the concept and design, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Marden Husain Abbas – Substantial contribution to the concept and design, Acquisition of the data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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