The authors describe a case of acute diverticulitis of the appendix presenting as an inflammatory mass in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The histologic and clinical findings are discussed. This uncommon condition may mimic acute appendicitis, but in most instances it departs from typical appendicitis for later age of appearance, more indolent clinical course and increased tendency to perforation. In these cases the disease may progress with subacute interstitial inflammation, with or without abscess formation, and present as a tumor-like mass of the cecum.
|Translated title of the contribution||Acute diverticulitis of the appendix. A clinical case|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1996|