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Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 41, Issue 8, pp 1059–1061 | Cite as

Perforated solitary ulcer of the colon

Report of a case
  • Mehmet Ali Koçdor
  • Cengiz Aydιn
  • Hüseyin Astarcιoğlu
  • Ali Küpelioğlu
  • Seymen Bora
Case Reports
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Abstract

PURPOSE: A patient with a solitary colonic ulcer had sudden onset of crampy abdominal pain, anorexia, fever, and vomiting, with signs of positive peritoneal irritation. METHODS: The diagnosis was proved by histopathologic examination of right hemicolectomy material. RESULTS: An emergency laparotomy, with right hemicolectomy and ileotransversostomy, gave complete relief from symptoms. The patient was still asymptomatic at the two-year follow-up, and control colonoscopic examinations performed at 6 and 18 months after the operation were normal. CONCLUSION: Preoperative diagnosis of perforated solitary colonic ulcers localized at the right hemicolon may mimic acute appendicitis, and intraoperative findings may mimic colonic carcinoma. If the preoperative diagnosis is not certain, right hemicolectomy and ileotransversostomy, with regular colonoscopic controls, is a safe procedure in the treatment and follow-up of these patients.

Key words

Solitary colonic ulcer Nonspecific colonic ulcer Surgical technique 

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© the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Ali Koçdor
    • 1
  • Cengiz Aydιn
    • 1
  • Hüseyin Astarcιoğlu
    • 1
  • Ali Küpelioğlu
    • 2
  • Seymen Bora
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of General surgeryDokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İnciraltιİzmirTurkey
  2. 2.the Department of PathologyDokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İnciraltιİzmirTurkey

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