retrocecal


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Related to retrocecal: Acute appendicitis

ret·ro·ce·cal

(ret'rō-sē'kăl),
Posterior to the cecum.

retrocecal

[-sē′kəl]
Etymology: L, retro, backward, caecus, blind
pertaining to the region behind the cecum. Also spelled retrocaecal.

ret·ro·ce·cal

(ret'rō-sē'kăl)
Behind the cecum.

retrocecal

behind the cecum.
References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Appendicitis, retrocecal appendix, liver capsule
Ultrasound study of acute appendicitis in children with emphasis upon the diagnosis of retrocecal appendicitis.
Perforation of a retrocecal appendix resulting in retroperitoneal air: a case report.
En un apendice retrocecal, los datos en el abdomen anterior son menos notables y la hipersensiblidad puede ser mas intensa en los flancos.
Retrocecal appendix is more common than other sites but decrease with increasing age.
Dial discovered a retrocecal appendix and performed an appendectomy.
4) However, the location of the tip varies; it is found in a retrocecal position in 65% of patients, at the brim or in the true pelvis in 30% of patients and in an extraperitoneal (behind the cecum) ascending colon or distal ileum location in 5% of patients.
False-negative results from ultrasound occur in cases of retrocecal appendix, perforation, and distal appendicitis, while false positives result when the patient has Crohn's disease, the appendicitis spontaneously resolves, or the patient simply has a normal appendix that is greater than 6 mm in diameter, said Dr.
For example, a student at Stanford University endured four weeks of horrific tests before the hospital finally acknowledged that his stomach pains were the result of a ruptured retrocecal appendix.
The laparoscopic approach is technically advantageous in obese patients and in patients with an inflamed retrocecal appendix.
A case having pain in the right lower abdomen diagnosed as retrocecal mucocele of appendix on imaging studies.