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Solitary diverticulitis of the right colon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7116257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inflammation of a solitary diverticulum of the right colon is uncommon; approximately 500 cases have been reported. A 72-year-old woman underwent laparotomy for possible appendicitis. Unexpectedly, a mass was found in the ascending colon close to the ileocecal junction. Carcinoma was suspected and right hemicolectomy was done. The pathological diagnosis was acute suppurative solitary diverticulitis with perforation and pericolic abscess. From his case and a review of the literature the author concludes that inflammation in a solitary diverticulum of the cecum is a distinct entity. Its etiology is uncertain, but a congenital origin is widely accepted. Clinically it mimics appendicitis; at operation it is often indistinguishable from carcinoma. Roentgenogram after a barium enema is diagnostic. The condition is treated by diverticulectomy, wedge resection or colectomy. Abscesses are drained.
A Langdon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1982 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-03     Completed Date:  1982-12-03     Revised Date:  2007-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Appendicitis / diagnosis
Cecal Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Diverticulitis, Colonic / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Intestinal Perforation / etiology

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