Abstract

    Open Access Case Report Article ID: AGGR-5-117

    A rare cause of acute abdomen: Isolated cecum necrosis; A case report

    Feridun Suat Gokce and Aylin Hande Gokce*

    Isolated cecum necrosis is a very rare condition. The most common symptom is pain in the right lower quadrant. We are presenting a patient who visited the emergency clinic with right lower quadrant pain and subsequently was diagnosed with cecum necrosis during the operation and underwent a right hemicolectomy.


    Background: Isolated cecum necrosis is a very rare condition [1]. While not precise in etiology, it is mostly detected in patients with chronic renal failure [2]. In the literature, it has been reported that cecum necrosis, which is rarely detected, was also detected in patients with chronic heart diseases, cardiopulmonary bypass and aortitis apart from dialysis patients [3].


    The most common symptom is pain in the right lower quadrant. It can be confused with acute appendicitis and cecum tumor during diagnosis [4]. Therefore, we should consider cecum necrosis in differential diagnosis, especially with elderly patients, where we plan operations due to acute abdomen [5].

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    Published on: May 28, 2020 Pages: 10-11

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/aggr.000017
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