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Isolated Partial Cecal Necrosis as a Differential Diagnosis of Right Lower Quadrant Pain: A Common Presentation with an Uncommon Diagnosis
1 Clinic of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey  
2 Department of General Surgery, Harran University School of Medicine, Şanlıurfa, Turkey  
JEMCR 2018; 9: 38-40
DOI: 10.5152/jemcr.2018.2100
Key Words: Cecal necrosis, acute abdomen, surgery
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Introduction: Isolated cecal necrosis is a clinical problem and is usually associated with reduced colonic blood flow, which is rare and mimics acute appendicitis. The findings of many diseases that cause pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen are similar to each other, and the diagnosis is usually made during the surgery.

 

Case Report: A 53-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with chief complaints of abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and nausea. There was sensitivity, defense, and rebound in the lower right quadrant during the physical examination. Intraoperative partial cecal necrosis was detected with surgical findings in the patient who was prediagnosed with appendicitis, and partial cecum resection with staplers was performed.

 

Conclusion: While other ischemic diseases of the intestine have high morbidity and mortality rates, the prognosis of isolated cecal necrosis is very good if it is prediagnosed and if surgery is performed on time.

 

Cite this article as: Kafadar MT, Bardakçı O, Çetinkaya İ. Isolated Partial Cecal Necrosis as a Differential Diagnosis of Right Lower Quadrant Pain: A Common Presentation with an Uncommon Diagnosis. J Emerg Med Case Rep 2018; 9: 38-40.

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