2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-28032003000400004
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Abstract: RESUMO -Racional -A diverticulite cecal é uma condição rara, especialmente em populações ocidentais. Sua importância reside no fato de fazer parte do diagnóstico diferencial da apendicite aguda e do carcinoma ulcerado de ceco. Casuística e Métodos -Apresenta-se a experiência de um hospital geral do sul do Brasil no tratamento da diverticulite cecal. INTRODUÇÃOA diverticulite cecal é condição rara que se apresenta como um dilema diagnóstico para o cirurgião. Desde POTIER (16) , que descreveu o primeiro caso de… Show more

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“…The (false) left colon diverticulosis occurs predominantly in the sigmoid and affects the western population more often 9,14,15 , while the (true) right colon diverticulosis occurs predominantly in the cecum and affects the young population and descendants of Asians more often 1,9 . Cecal diverticulitis is rare in western population, but it is prevalent in Asian countries.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…A case has been reported of cecal diverticulitis initially causing pain in the periumbilical region, and the patient presented recurrent abdominal pain for six months, without alteration to bowel habits or systemic toxic signs 3 , compatible with the clinical condition suggested for cecal diverticulitis. The blood test may show elevated white blood cell count 1,9 . However, in our case, no alteration was observed in the absolute number of leucocytes.…”
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confidence: 99%
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