Relationship between appendicitis and diameter of ileocecal lipomatosis and also ileocecal angle

Borekci H., Serin H. I., BAŞ H., Borekci E.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.42, no.4, pp.437-441, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-019-02392-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-441
  • Keywords: Acute appendicitis, Ileocecal lipomatosis, Ileocecal angle, Computed tomography, DIAGNOSTIC-VALUE, APPENDECTOMY, MARKERS
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose One of the most widespread surgical conditions is acute appendicitis in industrialized countries. Nevertheless, diagnosis of borderline cases is mostly troublesome and needs subsequent researches. For this reason, we aimed to investigate new parameters to improve estimation of acute appendicitis. Lymphoid hyperplasia, impacted stool, faecolith, caecal or appendiceal tumors have been accepted as causes of appendicitis formation, but anatomic variations of diameter of ileocecal lipomatosis and ileocecal angle have been never discussed before. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between appendicitis and diameter of ileocecal lipomatosis and ileocecal angle. Materials and methods 96 Patients (51 women, 45 men) who were found to have acute appendicitis during exploration and 67 patients (32 women, 35 men) who were not pre-diagnosed with acute appendicitis were enrolled in the study. The diameter of ileocecal lipomatosis and also ileocecal angle values were obtained via computed tomography (CT) scans. Results There were no significant differences between two groups in the mean of ileocecal angle (p > 0.05) but diameter of ileocecal lipomatosis values was significantly higher in the appendicitis-positive group compared with the appendicitis-negative group (p: 0.001). Conclusions There is a relationship between increase in diameter of ileocecal lipomatosis and appendicitis formation.