Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Appendicitis Secondary to Cecal Cancer

Nathan Kugler, Caitlin Patte, Lewis Somberg and Thomas Carver*

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

*Correspondance to: Thomas Carver 

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Introduction: Appendicitis is nearly always a benign condition, but is rarely associated with cecal tumors. We present a case of a 79 year old male with signs and symptoms of appendicitis that was found to have a cecal mass on computed tomography scanning. On exploration he was found to have a cecal mass obstructing the appendiceal lumen which caused his appendicitis. A right hemicolectomy was performed and final pathology revealed a T3N0M0 adenocarcinoma. He has recovered without complication.Conclusion: Although rare, appendicitis resulting from a cecal mass does occur and requires a high index of suspicion especially in patients over 40 years of age. Colonoscopy should be considered in this patient group because the delay in diagnosis following appendectomy results in a lower fiveyear survival than other patients with colon cancer.


Appendicitis; Cecal mass; Colon cancer


Kugler N, Patte C, Somberg L, Carver T. Appendicitis Secondary to Cecal Cancer. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1665.

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