alexa Cecal diverticulitis: a continuing diagnostic dilemma.
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Author(s): Schmit PJ, Bennion RS, Thompson JE Jr

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Cecal diverticulitis is a rare entity and remains a difficult diagnostic problem. A retrospective review was undertaken of 16 patients (11 men, 5 women; average age, 33.2 years) with a pathologic diagnosis of cecal or right colon diverticulosis who received treatment from 1979 to the present. Preoperative symptoms were difficult to distinguish from appendicitis. The majority complained of right lower quadrant pain and tenderness. Diagnostic studies were not helpful. Preoperative diagnosis was appendicitis in 88\% (14 of 16) and correct in 1 patient (6\%). At exploratory celiotomy, the surgeon was able to make the diagnosis of cecal diverticulitis in 9 (60\%) of the 15 patients in whom the correct diagnosis had not been made preoperatively. Neoplasm was suspected in 5 patients, and an appendiceal abscess was suspected in 1. Treatment was colectomy in 9 and local excision in 4 patients. In 3 patients, the inflamed diverticulum was left in situ at initial exploration; all underwent later excision, one of these urgently for sepsis. No patient died; however, one anastomotic leak requiring reoperation occurred. On the basis of this experience, we recommend excisional therapy in all cases in which the intraoperative diagnosis is certain. Suspicion of a neoplastic process continues to prompt colectomy in an emergency setting.
This article was published in World J Surg and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords