JOHN A. DI FIORE, M.D.
Acute diverticulitis of the cecum is a relatively rare condition in the experience of the average general surgeon. Ochsner and Bargen1 reviewed 151 cases of uncomplicated diverticulosis of the colon and found that in about 2 per cent of the cases the diverticula occurred in the right half of the colon. The incidence of acute inflammation in the cecal diverticula is certainly extremely low. The average age incidence of such cases is approximately 39 years,2 occurring about equally in both sexes. In one third of all cases, a history of previous attacks of right lower quadrant pain can be elicited.
DI FIORE JA. ACUTE DIVERTICULITIS OF THE CECUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1245–1247. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1245
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1245-1247.
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