Solitary Cecal Ulcer: A Case Report and Literature Review

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2013,2,2,2-7.
Published:July 2013
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Shamik Shah, Pravesh Sangwan, Meta Wongkar, Nishith Patel, Qasim Bajwa, Priya Mehta, Andrew Moroianu, Junwei Chen,* Debra Heller,* John Sabatino,** Dharmesh Kaswala, Zamir Brelvi

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UMDNJ

*Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UMDNJ

**Department of Radiology, UMDNJ


Solitary cecal ulcers are infrequently encountered cecal lesions. While the majority of cecal lesions are malignant, benign solitary ulcers have been occasionally reported. Clinical presentation of cecal lesions can lead to many differential diagnoses such as inflammatory bowel disease, infectious causes, malignancy, medication, or chemical induced ulcer. To determine the best management for any individual case, diagnosis can be made by colonoscopy and biopsy. A case of solitary ulcer is presented, where the Patient complained of right lower abdominal pain that was treated with conservative management without performing hemi-colectomy. This article also discusses the different aspects of the cecal ulcer with a thorough literature review.