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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 5427980, 3 pages
Case Report

Uncommon Caecum Diverticulitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis

1General Surgery Department, Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, 65090 Van, Turkey
2Ceyhan Government Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Adana, Turkey
3Van Training and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Van, Turkey

Received 26 August 2015; Revised 12 January 2016; Accepted 28 January 2016

Academic Editor: Cheng-Yu Long

Copyright © 2016 Özkan Yilmaz et al. 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.


Diverticulum of the cecum is a rarely seen reason of acute abdomen and it is difficult to be distinguished from appendicitis. The diagnosis is generally made during operation. We have presented this case in order to remember that it is a disease which should be kept in mind in cases of right lower quadrant pain.