Appendiceal diverticulitis.

  title={Appendiceal diverticulitis.},
  author={Hamed Kabiri and Leon E Clarke and Chris D. Tzarnas},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={72 3},
The incidence of appendiceal diverticulitis in pathologic specimens is 0.004 to 2.1 per cent and is unusual in younger patients. Despite being first described in 1893, this condition is commonly dismissed by surgeons and pathologists as a variant of true appendicitis. However, appendiceal diverticulitis is a discrete clinical process that must be considered in the appropriate setting because of the much higher risk of perforation. The average age is older, the pain is often intermittent, and… CONTINUE READING