Case Report

A very rare cause of acute abdomen: Solitary caecal diverticulitis

  • Cengiz Tavusbay
  • Mehmet Cemal Kahya
  • Türker Karabuğa
  • Nurullah Damburacı
  • Mehmet Deniz
  • Hüdai Genç

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2009;19(4):184-187

Solitary caecal diverticulitis is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain. It is usually misdiagnosed and only correctly identified on exploration for suspected acute appendicitis. Herein, we report two patients operated on preodiagnosis of acute appendicitis that was diagnosed as solitary caecal diverticulitis. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with acute pain in the lower right quadrant of abdomen. The surgical approach should be individualized according to the clinical scenario and decision should be made by both to assess the status of the patient and findings of the operation.

Keywords: Diverticulitis, caecal