Case Report

The Value of Partial Resection in Isolated Cecal Necrosis

  • Emine Özlem Gür
  • Turan Acar
  • Cengiz Tavusbay
  • İbrahim Kokulu
  • Yusuf Kumkumoğlu
  • Emir Çapkınoğlu
  • Mehmet Hacıyanlı

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2014;24(2):41-44

Isolated cecal necrosis is a rare clinical entity and especially in association with shock. The patient usually presents to the emergency department with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and clinical findings may confuse with acute appendicitis. Isolated cecal necrosis should be kept in mind for the differential diagnosis of acute pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Patients with isolated cecal necrosis have a good prognosis with early diagnosis and surgical treatment.

We report two cases of isolated cecal necrosis mimicking acute appendicitis.

Keywords: Isolated Cecal Necrosis, Partial Cecal Resection