Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 193 - 195 2019-01-04

Cecal diverticulitis mimicking acute appendicitis

Cihan Bedel [1]

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Cecal diverticulitis is a rare cause of acute abdomen and is often confused with appendicitis because of physical examination findings that suggest appendicitis. Here I present a case of an 48-year-old female with cecal diverticulitis who was medically treated. This study aimed to create awareness for cecal diverticulitis and help avoid unnecessary surgical procedures for medically treatable pathologies. 

Cecum, diverticulitis, emergency department
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports

Orcid: 0000-0002-3823-2929
Author: Cihan Bedel (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Antalya Training And Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Publication Date: January 4, 2019

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