Appendiceal diverticulitis in a youth

Gregory Albaugh, Pratibha Vemulapalli, Brian Kann, Mark Pello

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Abstract

Appendiceal diverticulitis as the etiology of right lower quadrant pain is an uncommon entity in younger populations. The incidence is <I per cent among patients under 30 years of age undergoing appendectomy. Herein, we present a case of a 17-year-old male with perforated appendiceal diverticulitis. The history, physical findings, diagnosis, and treatment are outlined. Additionally the literature concerning appendiceal diverticulitis is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-381
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume68
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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