Brief Communication | Open Access
LR Barclay, WT Depew, KK Taguchi, DJ Hurlbut, "Ulcerative Colitis of the Appendix (‘Ulcerative Appendicitis’) Mimicking Acute Appendicitis", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 15, Article ID 340984, 4 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/340984
Ulcerative Colitis of the Appendix (‘Ulcerative Appendicitis’) Mimicking Acute Appendicitis
Appendiceal involvement in ulcerative colitis may occur in the setting of either diffuse or distal disease, and is usually diagnosed incidentally at the time of proctocolectomy. The present patient had a rare case of 'ulcerative appendicitis' occurring on a background of clinically quiescent ulcerative colitis, and presented with the signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis.
Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.