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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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POGGI MACHUCA, Luis et al. Idiopathic cecal ulcer: report of a case. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.4, pp.335-340. ISSN 1022-5129.

The idiopathic cecal ulcer is rare in frequency, there are case reports and small series in the literature but in Peru have not been described yet. They are of unknown etiology and wide differential diagnosis, we report the case of a medical intern with lower gastrointestinal bleeding history and a solitary cecal ulcer that was suspected of being cancer, then an emergency laparoscopic right hemicolectomy was performed, after an extensive study we conclude that it is an idiopathic cecal ulcer

Keywords : Ulcer; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Colonoscopy; Colectomy; Laparoscopy.

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