Diverticular disease of the appendix

South Med J. 1990 Mar;83(3):350. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199003000-00026.


We have discussed a case of appendiceal diverticulitis diagnosed at laparotomy, and reviewed the histologic and clinical findings. Although infrequently encountered, appendiceal diverticulitis must be entertained in the differential diagnosis of pain in the right lower quadrant, especially in the adult patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendix* / pathology
  • Cecal Diseases / pathology
  • Cecal Diseases / surgery
  • Diverticulitis* / pathology
  • Diverticulitis* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male