Original communication Society for Vascular Surgery (concluded)| Volume 41, ISSUE 2, P287-291, February 1957

Unusual granulomas of the cecum

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      Two unusual cases of inflammatory granulomas of the cecum are presented. The common etiologic factor was a blind tract which extended into a closed inverted segment of bowel. In Case 1, a foreign body (cotton) granuloma formed at the site where the ileal stump had been inverted into the cecum seventeen months previously. Excision of the stump and granuloma was performed in two stages. The outcome of these operations was quite satisfactory. In Case 2, inflammatory granulomatous mass developed about a sinus tract from the cecum, through the appendiceal stump, to the ileum. This mass in the ileocecal region had caused intestinal obstruction. The inflammatory granuloma had formed about an inadequately excised appendiceal stump. A right colectomy was performed. There were no sequelae.
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