Diverticolite acuta dell'appendice. Caso clinico.

Translated title of the contribution: Acute diverticulitis of the appendix. A clinical case

N. Palestini, G. Accinelli, H. Azizi, A. Sapino, R. Zanchetta

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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 contributionAcute diverticulitis of the appendix. A clinical case
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996


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