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Table 1 Aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA) and acute appendicitis (AAp)

From: Abdominal aortic aneurysm and acute appendicitis: a case report and review of the literature

Problem No. of cases References
AAA and AAp synchronic* 4 [3, 21]** and present case
Ruptured AAA simulating AAp 2 [26, 27]
AAp simulating a complicated AAA 1 Present case
Infection of an AAA by AAp 3 [28,29,30]
Infection of a Dacron prosthesis (AAA surgery) by AAp 4 [31]** [32] [33]
Infection of an EVAR prosthesis (AAA treatment) by AAp 1 [34]
Ruptured AAA induced by AAp 1 [30]
Primary aorto (AAA)-appendicular fistula 1 [35]
Secondary aorto (prothesis post-AAA surgery)-appendicular fistula 13 [36] [37]*** [38]
  1. Literature review (n = 28 cases)
  2. EVAR endovascular aneurysm repair
  3. *Two options: (1) simultaneous surgery: risks (greater aggressivity; prosthesis infection) vs. benefits (no second surgery required); (2) surgery on two occasions (priority for the first time = risk of death from the pathology)
  4. **Two cases
  5. ***Review (10 cases + 1 personal case)