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Table 1 Comparison of our case with similar cases in terms of the proposed mechanism, pathology (per-operatively), treatment and outcome

From: Pyosalpinx causing acute appendicitis in a 32-year-old Cameroonian female: a case report

Author Mechanism Pathology Treatment Postoperative outcome
Jackson [10] Contiguous infection Oedematous appendix
Torsioned and Gangrenous right pyosalpinx measuring 12.5 cm by 5 cm
Appendicectomy
Right salpingectomy
Closure without drainage
It was not mentioned if patient was placed on intravenous antibiotics
Uneventful
Halpenny [20] Contiguous infection from a right pyosalpinx Right fallopian tube was found discharging pus. State of the tube not mentioned
Left tube was normal
Inflammed and adherent appendix
Appendicectomy
Right salpingectomy
Abdominal toileting
Closure without drainage
Patient received intravenous antibiotics
Uneventful
Our case Extrinsic compression of the appendix by a right pyosalpinx Distorted right fallopian tube measuring 8 by 4 cm and discharging pus
Inflammed left fallopian tube discharging pus
Inflammed appendix
Right salpingectomy
Appendicectomy
Drainage and saline irrigation of the left fallopian tube
Abdominal lavage
intravenous antibiotics
Uneventful