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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-125

Right-sided diverticulitis: An unusual presentation of abdominal pain in children


1 Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
3 Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
4 Department of Pediatrics, Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan, Republic of China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hueng-Chuen Fan
No. 699, Section 8, Taiwan Blvd., Wuqi Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan
Republic of China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.185218

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Acute diverticulitis is a rare and dangerous condition in a pediatric patient. The clinical presentation of right-sided diverticulitis mimics acute appendicitis. Hence, understanding the clinical presentation and treatment of right-sided diverticulitis is important. We report a case of right-sided diverticulitis in a 12-year-old girl and discuss the presentation and diagnosis of this disease.


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