Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Intestinal Ameboma in an Elderly Patient as a Rare Cause of Appendicitis

Edgar Gonzalez-Gutierrez*, Adriana Zamudio-Martinez, Angel Ivan Tirado-Peraza, Alejandro Mayagoitia-Ponce, Leonardo Israel Ruiz-Guerrero, Jose Alonso-Cerino and Venustiano Llamas-Avelar

Department of General Surgery, Hospital General de Occidente, Mexico

*Correspondance to: Edgar Gonzalez-Gutierrez 

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Abstract

We report a case of acute abdomen in an elderly patient that was admitted with the presumptive diagnosis of cecum neoplasm versus complicated acute appendicitis. In the histologic examination, after right hemicolectomy, we made the diagnosis of complicated amoebic appendicitis. In this case report we present the classic clinical manifestations and histopathologic findings of this rare presentation of amoebic infection.

Citation:

Gonzalez-Gutierrez E, ZamudioMartinez A, Tirado-Peraza AI, Mayagoitia-Ponce A, Ruiz-Guerrero LI, Alonso-Cerino J, et al. Intestinal Ameboma in an Elderly Patient as a Rare Cause of Appendicitis. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 3011..

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