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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017, Article ID 6135251, 3 pages
Case Report

Enterocutaneous Fistula Secondary to Stump Appendicitis

Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, General Surgery Department, Dean Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340, Australia

Correspondence should be addressed to Nelson Agostinho; moc.liamg@ohnitsoga.s.p.n

Received 2 January 2017; Revised 15 February 2017; Accepted 20 March 2017; Published 3 April 2017

Academic Editor: Boris Kirshtein

Copyright © 2017 Nelson Agostinho et al. 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.


The management of appendicitis with appendicectomy is very common in surgical practice. A recognised complication of appendicitis and appendicectomy is the formation of an enterocutaneous fistula. We present the case of a seventy-five-year-old woman who presented with an appendicocutaneous fistula on the background of an open appendicectomy performed sixty years prior to presentation.