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

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE