Benign solitary cecal ulcer: a condition that mimics plastron appendicitis


ATİLA K., Guler S., GÖNEN C. , SARIOĞLU S., BORA S.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.16, no.6, pp.579-581, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-581
  • Keywords: Colonoscopy, plastron appendicitis, right hemicolectomy, solitary cecal ulcer, CARCINOMA, PATIENT

Abstract

The benign solitary cecal ulcer is a rare clinical entity that is not usually included in the differential diagnosis of the cecal diseases. The etiology is unknown, and there are no pathognomonic lesions or symptoms. Pre-operative and intra-operative diagnosis is difficult. Definitive diagnosis is generally obtained by histologic evaluation of the surgical specimen after a right hemicolectomy performed for a suspected neoplasm of the cecum. We herein describe a 70-year-old woman with solitary cecal ulcer presenting with abdominal pain, palpable mass on the right lower quadrant and leukocytosis, mimicking plastron appendicitis on initial evaluation.