Case report: Unusual presentation of complicated diverticulitis at colostomy site

Sami Al-Asari, Nam Kyu Kim

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Abstract

we report a case of a 75 years old male diagnosed on 2006 with a low rectal cancer and operated with an abdominoperineal resection procedure at that time. Since then, he was doing fine with his end colostomy until 29/07/2011, when he was presented with stoma site redness, pain, tenderness and fever with loose stool; the CT scan showed a distal colon and stoma diverticulitis and abscess lateral to stoma; the patient was managed with drainage, soft diet and antibiotic till it resolved and he was discharged home in a healthy condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Colorectal Cancer Journal
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

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