Appendico-Ileal Fistula: A Rare Image

Gures N., ULUDAĞ S. S., Sanli A. N., ZENGİN A. K.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.83, no.3, pp.797-798, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-020-02441-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.797-798
  • Keywords: Acute abdomen, Acute appendicitis, Appendico-ileal fistula, Appendisectomy
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


We present a rare image where an acutely inflammed appendix entered and perforated the terminal ileum. This became a presentable rare image after we converted a laparoscopic attempt to do appendisectomy in this patient in an open surgery. The patient was managed by simple appendisectomy without burying the stump and closing the ileal perforation after freshening the margins in two layers using 3-0 Polyglactin.