Benign ulceration of the cecum is an uncommon lesion useally diagnosed at surgery. Infact, preoperative diagnosis is rare: the lesion can be difficult to differentiate from perforated, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease or carcinoma. We describe two cases of cecal ulcer diagnosed at surgery and managed with right hemicolectomy. This operatin is preferred in presence of signs of peritonitis and whenever a malignant process is suspected. The clinical characteristics, the possible aetiologic factors and the treatment of this rare condition are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||A rare clinical entity: Benign cecal ulcer. Report of two cases|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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