Terrazas-Espitia Francisco1*, Molina-Dávila David1, Pérez-Benítez Omar2, Espinosa-Dorado Rodrigo2 and Zárate-Osorno Alejandra3
1Division of Digestive Surgery, Hospital Español, Mexico
2Department of General Surgery Resident, Hospital Español, Mexico
3Department of Pathology, Hospital Español, Mexico
Crohn’s Disease (CD) is one of the two clinical presentations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(IBD) which involves the GI tract from the mouth to the anus, presenting a transmural pattern
of inflammation. CD has been described as being a heterogenous disorder with multifactorial
etiology. The diagnosis is based on anamnesis, physical examination, laboratory finding, imaging
and endoscopic findings. There have been less than 200 cases of Crohn’s disease confined to the
appendix since it was first described by Meyerding and Bertram in 1953. We present the case of
a 24 year old male, who presented with acute onset, right lower quadrant pain, mimicking acute
appendicitis with histopathological report of Crohn’s disease confined to the appendix.
Francisco T-E, David M-D, Omar P-B, Rodrigo E-D, Alejandra Z-O. Crohn's Disease Manifesting as Acute Appendicitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2020; 3: 1185..