[Perforated diverticulum of the cecum: a difficult preoperative diagnosis].Ann Ital Chir. 1997 May-Jun; 68(3):347-9; discussion 349-50.AI
A patient was admitted for a suspected appendicitis; occasionally, a roentgenogram of abdomen, an echography and a tomography: confirmed the suspect. At laparotomy a perforated diverticulum of cecum is suddenly reported: a segmentary resection of ascending colon is performed. Authors remark, according to literature, that preoperative diagnosis of perforated cecal diverticulum is difficult even today, in spite of diagnostic procedures.