Perforated posterior cecal diverticulum: challenges in establishing an accurate preoperative diagnosis of a rare emergency.


Solitary cecal diverticulitis is a rare cause of abdominal pain in Western countries. The preoperative diagnosis is very difficult to establish and most patients are operated on with a presumptive diagnosis of acute appendicitis based on clinical grounds. We describe a very rare case of perforated posterior cecal diverticulum and discuss the challenges in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.08.059


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