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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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ANGEL P, Alberto; CHAVARRO, Oliver  and  CARDONA R, Danilo. Atypical Appendicitis Diagnosed During a Colonoscopy. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.3, pp.269-273. ISSN 0120-9957.

We present a case of atypical appendicitis diagnosed during a colonoscopy in a 85 year old male patient under study for anemic syndrome while hospitalized because of pneumonia at Clínica Versalles in Manizales, Caldas, Colombia. During the exploration of the cecum, a prominent appendicular orifice discharge purulent material into the lumen of the colon was found. Atypical appendicitis can occur in the elderly and is sometimes diagnosed during a colonoscopy. The management of these patients is unclear and is usually determined by the treating physician.

Keywords : Appendicitis; colonoscopy; endoscopy.

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