Cecal Diverticulitis in a Geriatric Patient
Ocala Regional Medical Center
inflammation, small intestine, large intestine, cecal diverticulitis, emergency medicine
Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine
The authors present the case of a 70-year-old man with cecal (right-sided) diverticulitis. Cecal diverticulitis is frequently confused with appendicitis, which could potentially lead to unnecessary intervention. Cecal diverticulitis is usually seen in the fourth decade of life, whereas the patient who presented was significantly older. The risk factors, clinical presentation, imaging findings, and emergency department management are discussed.
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Kanyadan P, Lopez Ortiz C, Mangal RK, Stead TS, Ganti L. (August 21, 2022) Cecal Diverticulitis in a Geriatric Patient. Cureus. 2022;14(8):e28231. doi:10.7759/cureus.28231