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2023 Jan

J Surg Case Rep



Appendiceal diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease.


Hui M L-Y, Ng J H-Y, Cummings O, Chen N
J Surg Case Rep. 2023 Jan; 2023(1):rjac586.
PMID: 36685123.


Appendiceal diverticulitis is known as a rare pathology and its etiology remains largely unknown. We describe a case of a 41-year-old woman with a past history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who was admitted to the Emergency Department at a rural hospital in Australia with right iliac fossa pain (RIF) and later was found to have acute appendiceal diverticulitis on histopathologic studies. Thus far, no literature has described IBD as one of the possible contributing factors of appendiceal diverticulitis. This paper aims to shed light on the possible causative relation between appendiceal diverticulitis and IBD.