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Perforation of the sigmoid colon simulating acute appendicitis.
Isr J Med Sci. 1980 Sep-Oct; 16(9-10):646-8.IJ

Abstract

Diverticulitis and carcinoma with abscess formation following perforation of the redundant sigmoid colon was erroneously diagnosed as acute appendicitis in nine patients over a period of five years. As te inflammatory process develops in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, lack of previous colonic pathology may lead to a misdiagnosis, usually of acute appendicitis. It should be borne in mind, however, that acute appendicitis decreases with age, whereas diverticula and carcinomas increase, and that the sigmoid colon is often a redundant organ with a tendency to migrate to the right side of the abdomen. In elderly patients with acute right abdominal pathology, it is important to operate through a transrectal or paramedian incision. A two-stage operation is preferable to a three-stage one.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

7429799

Citation

Assa, J, et al. "Perforation of the Sigmoid Colon Simulating Acute Appendicitis." Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 16, no. 9-10, 1980, pp. 646-8.
Assa J, Zoireff L, Iuchtman M. Perforation of the sigmoid colon simulating acute appendicitis. Isr J Med Sci. 1980;16(9-10):646-8.
Assa, J., Zoireff, L., & Iuchtman, M. (1980). Perforation of the sigmoid colon simulating acute appendicitis. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 16(9-10), 646-8.
Assa J, Zoireff L, Iuchtman M. Perforation of the Sigmoid Colon Simulating Acute Appendicitis. Isr J Med Sci. 1980 Sep-Oct;16(9-10):646-8. PubMed PMID: 7429799.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perforation of the sigmoid colon simulating acute appendicitis. AU - Assa,J, AU - Zoireff,L, AU - Iuchtman,M, PY - 1980/9/1/pubmed PY - 1980/9/1/medline PY - 1980/9/1/entrez SP - 646 EP - 8 JF - Israel journal of medical sciences JO - Isr J Med Sci VL - 16 IS - 9-10 N2 - Diverticulitis and carcinoma with abscess formation following perforation of the redundant sigmoid colon was erroneously diagnosed as acute appendicitis in nine patients over a period of five years. As te inflammatory process develops in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, lack of previous colonic pathology may lead to a misdiagnosis, usually of acute appendicitis. It should be borne in mind, however, that acute appendicitis decreases with age, whereas diverticula and carcinomas increase, and that the sigmoid colon is often a redundant organ with a tendency to migrate to the right side of the abdomen. In elderly patients with acute right abdominal pathology, it is important to operate through a transrectal or paramedian incision. A two-stage operation is preferable to a three-stage one. SN - 0021-2180 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7429799/Perforation_of_the_sigmoid_colon_simulating_acute_appendicitis_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/appendicitis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -