Journal of Medical Sciences

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

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


Sheng-Yuan Ho1, Chang-Chieh Wu2, Chang-Hsien Liou3, Hueng-Chuen Fan4 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ho SY, Wu CC, Liou CH, Fan HC. Right-sided diverticulitis: An unusual presentation of abdominal pain in children.J Med Sci 2016;36:123-125


How to cite this URL:
Ho SY, Wu CC, Liou CH, Fan HC. Right-sided diverticulitis: An unusual presentation of abdominal pain in children. J Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];36:123-125
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