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08 April 2015 : Case report  Greece

Cecal Diverticulitis is a Challenging Diagnosis: A Report of 3 Cases

Challenging differential diagnosis

Dimitrios S. KyziridisAEF, Styliani N. ParpoudiBFG, Nikolaos D. AntoniouG, Dimitrios Ch. KonstantarasG, Moysis G. MoysidisG, Emmanuel Ch. ChristoforidisEF, Konstantinos G. TsalisABEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.892848

Am J Case Rep 2015; 16:206-210

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cecal diverticulitis is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain and presents clinically similar to acute appendicitis. There are many perspectives concerning the management of this condition, ranging from different types of surgical resections to conservative treatment with antibiotics.

CASE REPORT: We present 3 cases of cecal diverticulitis. One of the patients was treated conservatively with intravenous antibiotics and the other 2 were treated with surgical resection.

CONCLUSIONS: Conservative treatment with intravenous antibiotics can be used in uncomplicated cecal diverticulitis. Complicated cecal diverticulitis is managed surgically and the type of resection depends mainly on the extent of inflammation.

Keywords: Cecal Diseases - diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Diverticulitis - diagnosis, Laparoscopy, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923