retrocecal


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ret·ro·ce·cal

(ret'rō-sē'kăl),
Posterior to the cecum.
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ret·ro·ce·cal

(ret'rō-sē'kăl)
Behind the cecum.
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In patients undergoing a second surgery due to acute abdomen following initial appendectomy, the retrocecal area should be explored completely, particularly if the stump has a normal appearance.
[2] In this study, the most common position of appendix was retrocecal and the lowest was subhepatic position.
In complicated cases, like if the appendix was located in the retrocecal position with lots of peri-appendiceal adhesions, an additional port was inserted in the right upper quadrant or left lower quadrant.
Leon, "Retrocecal gangrenous appendicitis, complicated by subdiaphragmatic abscess, empyema, abscess in the lung with bronchial fistula and fecal fistula, with operations and recovery," American Journal of Diseases of Children, vol.
Wakeley reporto 10'000 casos con los que concluyo que la apendice retrocecal constituye la posicion de mayor frecuencia (65,28%) en la poblacion adulta, siguiendola en orden descendente, pelvica (31,01%), subcecal (2,26%), preileal (1%), postileal (0,4%) considerandose tradicionalmente esta ultima como la menos comun [5].
The patient in this report had two occurrences of EA, each with similar clinical presentation but eliciting pain in different abdominal quadrants, first with right flank pain, mimicking retrocecal appendicitis, and later in the right upper quadrant, mimicking acute cholecystitis.
Ascending retrocecal appendicitis presenting with right upper abdominal pain: Utility of computed tomography.
At the time of the operation the appendix appeared to be retrocecal and gangrenous, surrounded by a periappendicular abscess involving and compressing right ureter from the outside.
In addition we converted to open surgery in 2 patients with retrocecal appendicitis and one patient with Meckel's diverticulitis due to bleeding during laparoscopy.
Las localizaciones anatomicas inusuales del apendice cecal pueden generar otros signos clinicos los cuales debemos explorar en localizacion retrocecal (representa el 75% de las otras localizaciones) el paciente puede referir dolor a nivel del flanco derecho (12) y podemos encontrar el signo del psoas, el cual es positivo al haber dolor en fosa iliaca derecha con la hiperextension pasiva o la flexion activa de la cadera ipsilateral; 4 en la localizacion pelvica (20% de otras localizaciones) el paciente refiere dolor suprapubico y aumento de la frecuencia urinaria, diarrea por la irritacion del recto, signo del obturador (dolor que se evidencia a la rotacion interna de la cadera y la rodilla flexionada).