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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 575930, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/575930
Case Report

Simultaneous Acute Cholecystitis and Acute Appendicitis Treated by a Single Laparoscopic Operation

1Division of Trauma & Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, 259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501, USA
2Department of Surgery, Stony Brook School of Medicine, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

Received 18 April 2012; Accepted 20 June 2012

Academic Editors: Y. Daradkeh and E. Ishikawa

Copyright © 2012 Jonas P. DeMuro. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

While acute appendicitis and acute cholecystitis are both common, they are only rarely seen simultaneously. The clinical presentation and hospital course of a 45-year-old female with concurrent acute appendicitis and acute cholecystitis is presented. The laparoscopic approach is ideal for dealing with multiple, simultaenous abdominal pathologies.