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PUGLIESE, Alejandro et al. Colonic hepatic flexure diverticulitis. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2013, vol.65, n.1, pp.50-53. ISSN 0718-4026.

Objective: Right colon diverticulitis is a rare entity in our means. Frequently, this entity is mistaken for other abdominal conditions, usually appendicitis, right colon cancer or acute cholecystitis. We found no specific reports about their location in the hepatic flexure of the colon. Material and Method: 58-years-old male who consulted the emergency department with abdominal pain and palpable mass in right upper quadrant. Abdominal CT revealed diverticulitis of the hepatic flexure of the colon. Results: Successful outcome with medical treatment. The patient is asymptomatic at 3 months of follow. Conclusion: Diverticulitis of the hepatic flexure of the colon is a rare entity that can mimic other diseases and usually responds to conservative treatment.

Palabras clave : Diverticulitis; right colon; medical treatment.

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