Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Appendix Diverticula - A Serious Diagnosis: Case Report and Literature Review

Deepak Singh-Ranger* and Manel Mangalika

Department of General Surgery, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, UK

*Correspondance to: Deepak Singh-Ranger 

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Abstract

This is a case report of a 59-year old gentleman presenting to the surgical emergency unit with symptoms and signs suggestive of acute appendicitis. An ultrasound scan revealed a mixed echogenic area measuring 5 cm × 2 cm within the right iliac fossa. At laparoscopic appendicectomy the appendix was enclosed in a matt of small bowel and omentum. Histology revealed Appendix Diverticulitis (AD). Postoperative recovery was uneventful and the patient discharged 4 days later. The association between AD and appendix neoplasm is strong. Colonoscopy is recommended in such patients if such a lesion is not found in the appendix remnant.

Citation:

Singh-Ranger D, Mangalika M. Appendix Diverticula - A Serious Diagnosis: Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2270.

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