Appendicitis and the cecum

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The surgeon found an inflammatory mass, located posterior to the cecum with no easily identifiable tissue plains. He resected the tissue which contained the appendix and sent it to Pathology. The Pathology report showed no good evidence of acute appendicitis. It was described as an irregular, friable, piece of firm white tan tissue coated with friable slightly membranous yellowish-pink material and some clost. On sectioning, an appendix was found embedded in the material.
The surgeon found an inflammatory mass, located posterior to the cecum with no easily identifiable tissue plains. He resected the tissue which contained the appendix and sent it to Pathology. The Pathology report showed no good evidence of acute appendicitis. It was described as an irregular, friable, piece of firm white tan tissue coated with friable slightly membranous yellowish-pink material and some clost. On sectioning, an appendix was found embedded in the material.
I was admitted with appendicitis confirmed with a CT scan. It was retrocecal and my cecum was more in the middle rather than the over to the right. I wanted a laparoscopic excision, but my surgeon shouted at me when I asked about this and proceeded to do a midline laparotomy. What were the reasons for not performing a laparoscopic removal? My surgeon wouldn't tell me, but I am still curious.
Other conditions that can mimic the right lower quadrant pain of Crohn's include abnormalities of the ovaries and Fallopian tubes (cysts, tumors, pelvic inflammatory disease), cancer of the cecum, lymphoma of the ileum, radiation injury and inflammatory conditions of the blood vessels that supply blood to the intestine. Infections, such as tuberculosis and Yersinia, can affect the region of the ileum and cecum and thus need to be considered among the diagnostic possibilities.
The aim of this page is mainly to publicize our research and excellent results after more then 20 years and more than 600 patients treating constipation with cecopexy (cecum fixation), which is a simple surgical operation, very similar to the operation performed in cases of appendicitis, but with a lower risk (see the section on Cecopexy). The relationship between constipation and mobile cecum was recently demonstrated in a study performed in Cuba by Dr. Maura Bouza, under supervision of Dr.
The appendix is a small pouch connected to the cecum, which is part of your intestines near where the small and large intestine connect. The appendix doesn't lead anywhere; it just kind of hangs off doing nothing and serving no known purpose. Appendicitis happens when fecal matter gets trapped in the appendix and as a result the appendix becomes infected. In case you wanted to know exactly how it happens.
Mild twisting of the cecal mesentery with leftward displacement of the cecum across the midline and mild prominence of the proximal cecum with focal narrowing of the more distal cecum leading to the ascending colon. This could indicate cecal bascule or volvulus, likely early or partially obstructive due to the presence of stool in the more distal colon. 2. Normal appearance of the appendix.
The aim of this page is mainly to publicize our research and excellent results after more then 20 years and more than 600 patients treating constipation with cecopexy (cecum fixation), which is a simple surgical operation, very similar to the operation performed in cases of appendicitis, but with a lower risk (see the section on Cecopexy). The relationship between constipation and mobile cecum was recently demonstrated in a study performed in Cuba by Dr. Maura Bouza, under supervision of Dr.
I recently had my cecum removed and would like to know if anyone else has had a similar operation. I went into the hospital thinking I had appendicitis and wound up with diverticulitis and having 6 inches of my intestines removed along with my appendix. I was just wondering if anyone else had a similar situation? thanks....
If your symptoms mimick those of appendicitis but your blood tests normal you may have a collection of undigested material in the cecum blocking the appendix. For years I suffered with abdominal pain thet eventually culminated in an attack that put me in the ER several times where symptoms would subside before the cause could be determined. A surgeon who evaluated me spoke of a condition he had observed as an ER surgeon who had removed many an appendix that later tested healthy.
I have had lipo about a year and 1/2 ago and I've gained the weight back. I tried to exercise and eat right, but it just slowly came back. Someone told me that once that fat is gone (lipo'd) it's gone forever. That is not true. I wish I hadn't spent the $6,000.00. Hope this helps...
It doesn't hurt when I press on it, and earlier I had to frequently go to the bathroom. The thing is, I am absolutely terrified of doctors and hospitals and stuff and have a severe panic disorder, so I don't want to go unless I need to. I am also a hypochondriac, but please don't brush me off because of that... I don't have a fever, im not throwing up, and I can stand up just fine. Im really tired and I am afraid to go to sleep, what should I do? im really worried...
Each week she has had an ultrasound to gauge the size of the abscess and it has been reducing in size (now approx 2.25cm x 2.17cm x 2.44cm), however, it contains 7mL of liquid. Last WBC was 10.9 on September 26. Is the abscess every going to completely be eliminated or is this patient expected have it forever. Also, what other treatments are available to treat. Should the antibiotics be stopped and continued observation be the course of action?
there were adhesions and then at the 2nd surgery the whole (cecum) was attached to the pelvic sidewall and it was full of large amounts of fibrin and pus... which means lots of scar tissue, its probably one big gluey mess down there.I suspect its attached to my ovary. I was never scared of Dr's or medicine to this extent before. How will I ever get up the nerve to do this.
just wondering if u might can tell me why i have lost so much weight in a short time i weighed 188 now im down to 153 i worry and have stress and stay depressed alot could that be the problem i have lost all this weight in 2 months or less im 25 years old i have had a aids test before but could it be a sign of aids or would i have more signs than that?
I have not noticed any extreme hair loss, my hair is really thick and long and it comes out everywhere, always has. The main concern I have right now, is the late period and the cramps and back pain, I was up at 4am because I could not sleep my back was hurting so bad. I am going to do some searches on here and try and see what that could be. My husband just tells me it is from being a "farm girl" and doing a lot of manual labor, but I can tell this is not the same thing.
not sure where to post this but i am scared 3 weeks ago i went to the doctor with bad stomach pains by the right of my belly button. the did a ct scan and admited me to the hospital saying i had appendicitis and a bad gallbladder.after 2 days of just laying there i was sent home they said my appendex was ok i need gallbladder removed thats set up for 5-10.
I thought perhaps the cysts push on my intestines and since the cecum showed hardening of the wall perhaps it was a crohns flare-up (not appendicitis) and my disease is more progressive in that area. Second question, after seeing my OBGYN and getting his opinion I may follow up with a GI doctor he recommends. I'm not sure if I need to wait for the symptoms to return or I can go anytime and the colonscopy would show crohns/colitis depite being in remission. Thank you so much.
my scan also said half the stuff on it was not even mentioned to me it says 1- cholelithiasis 1 calcified stone 16x18 mm 2- possible appendicits 3-cyst in upper pole of right kidney 21x23 mm 4-enlarged left adrenal gland measures 20x16 mm this proably represents benign hyperplasia 5-fluid collection or enlarged appendix suggesting appendicitis also there is a small amount of fluid around the cecum in the right lower quadrant this may be an enlarged appendix. the appendix was not seen clear.
The last three days I have been experiencing lower right side abdominal pain. Occurs more so when laying down. Hurts less if laying on that side. Feels like a stabbing feeling along with bloating , cramping, feel nausea, diarrhea 1st day then constipated then back to diarrhea as well as very gassy. Lost health insurance due to an incompetent individual at the insurance office, awaiting the mistake to be fixed. Don't know what I should do. Does this warrant an er visit?
Dear Doctor, I am 45 year old male. I was diagnosed with appendicitis in October 2008 and went through appendecomy surgery on Oct 11 by laproscopic method. It has been more than four months and I still feel dull pain in the pelvic area (sorrounding area where appendectomy was done). This dull pain increases if I walk fast or sit for longer than 1-2 hrs. The pain is relieved after lieing down in bed for an hour or two. Some days, there is no feeling of pain at all.
Numerous investigations have been carried out, a CT scan revealed I had appendicitis and a mass inside my cecum. During subsequent colonoscopy the mass was prodded and it burst, it contained a stack of puss so the mass was removed and was later found to be my appendix which had intussuscepted. Pathology confirmed there was nothing "dangerous" going on there, no cancer or endometriosis so it was unexplained as to why this happened. CT also revealed that I had kidney stones.
I asked about the liquid diet for 3 days , but he said the Amitiza needs to be taken with food to prevent nausea, so I could have soups, yogurt, and to take flax seed oil 1,000 2x a day right now instead of the powder because he thinks there is inflammation in the cecum? area and the fiber may be too much. He did feel your suggestions were right on because he is also a OD as well as a MD .
Some think it's either all or nothing when it comes to appendicitis... Well I believe in it after the two years of pain and co-pays I put in!!!
I had a Colonoscopy that showed granularity in the cecum and proximal ascending colon (biopsy). I had an upper endoscopy with granularity and erythema in the antrum and stomach body compatible with gastritis (biopsy). I don't believe that I have just had a lot of rare symptoms and bad luck. I believe that something is the cause for all these problems and possibly related to hormones. Some may not be in relation to what is really wrong, but I know my body and something is not right.
There is no pain at all during the sleep. I wake up fresh and without any pain. I have been going for 10-15 min walk in the morning. However, I noticed that pain becomes worse if I try to lift and hold one leg at a time while lieing on the back or try to stretch by bending forward for few seconds, etc. All body functions are normal (i.e., no problem in urination or bowel movement, good appetite). Also there is no fever.
Oddly, I didn't have pain on that side, mine was all on the left. I had laparoscopic surgery to remove the cyst and ovary on 11/13. The cyst was the size of an orange. It was found to be endometriosos. For about 6 months before surgery I would have horrible pain on the left so much so that I'd take pain meds for it. Also, I was noticing some change to BMs, had hip and back pain and periods were getting irregular. I was attributing all this to peri-menopause.
I am inclined to ask if this pain in the lower right quadrant is primarily more towards the front or the rear. I have the exact same symptoms and I am presently undiagnosed. However my pain and discomfort is more towards the back near my kidneys.
I have been doing some research on Crohn's disease and am now quite worried. Also, I am wondering if the pain and problems are due to or complicated by possible adhesions from my 2 abdominal surgeries, namely the left oopherectomy and appendectomy. Also, could I have gotten some kind of intestinal bacterial infection, as I have not been checked for that. Please help me understand what is happening. I have a trip to HI Friday, that I now, feel I should cancel.
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