Cecal diverticulitis: a complex medical challenge

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Sergio G. Salamone
Pedro J. Santiago
Fernando A. Telleria
Andrea C. Navarro
Juan M. Padín
Ines Uria


Background: cecal diverticulitis is a rare disease in western countries. It is clinically indistinguishable from acute appendicitis.
Objetive: to show outcome with different therapeutic approaches.
Material and methods: we present five cases of cecal diverticulitis treated at our institution between January 2013 and December 2015. Retrospective review of medical records and images. Review of the literature.
Results: five patients were included. Four cases required surgical treatment while one patient resolved with medical treatment.
Conclusions: Although it is rare, cecal diverticulitis must be considered within the differential diagnoses in the face of abdominal pain located in the right iliac fossa and non-categorical imaging of acute appendicitis.


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Salamone, S. G., Santiago, P. J., Telleria, F. A., Navarro, A. C., Padín, J. M., & Uria, I. (2021). Cecal diverticulitis: a complex medical challenge. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 110(2), 101–105. Retrieved from https://revista.aac.org.ar/index.php/RevArgentCirug/article/view/158
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