Accession Number : ADA628074


Title :   Perforated Solitary Diverticulitis of the Ascending Colon


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Kauvar, David S ; Aydelotte, Jayson ; Harnisch, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a628074.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Solitary diverticulae of the cecum or ascending colon are rare clinical entities. Diverticulitis can occur with these lesions, but the diagnosis is frequently missed as the presentation is similar to that of acute appendicitis and can mimic other acute intra-abdominal infections such as cholecystitis. Treatment of this condition is similar to that of left-sided diverticulitis. We report a case of solitary perforated diverticulum of the right colon in a patient who had a previous appendectomy and the diagnosis was mistaken for cholecystitis.


Descriptors :   *COLON , ABSCESSES , BLOOD CELLS , CASE STUDIES , CECUM , CLINICAL MEDICINE , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , GALLBLADDER , HISTOLOGY , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , INFLAMMATION , LESIONS , MEDICAL EXAMINATION , MONITORING , PATIENTS , PERFORATION , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , RECOVERY , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , SURGERY , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE