Cecal diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung

Presentation

Right lower quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
CT

A thick-walled inflamed diverticulum projecting from the cecal base with surrounding inflammation. The appendix is seen with normal features. 

Case Discussion

Diverticula and diverticulitis can form anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract and therefore result in acute diverticulitis. In this case, cecal diverticulitis is a mimic of acute appendicitis, with a normal appendix seen separately.

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Case information

rID: 67070
Published: 18th Mar 2019
Last edited: 23rd Mar 2019
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