Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 170–172 | Cite as

Benigen cecal ulcer

  • H. S. Himal
Case Reports


Benign cecal ulceration, generally presenting as a right lower abdominal mass or lower gastrointestinal bleeding in older patients, is often associated with typhoid fever, cytomegalovirus, and ingestion of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Diagnosis is generally made during surgery, but conservative treatment often leads to complete healing. In elective patients, repeated X-ray examinations of the colon, especially with air contrast barium enema and colonoscopy, are recommended to distinguish benign cecal ulceration from a malignancy.

Key words

Cecal ulceration Abdominal mass Gastrointestinal bleeding Typhoid fever Cytomegalovirus Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. S. Himal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryToronto Western Hospital, and the University of TorontoToronto

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