Deepak Singh-Ranger* and Manel Mangalika
Department of General Surgery, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, UKFulltext PDF
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.
Singh-Ranger D, Mangalika M. Appendix Diverticula - A Serious Diagnosis: Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2270.