Mobile cecum syndrome

The mobile cecum syndrome is diagnosed with the chronic pain in the right lower abdomen without any apparent evidence of appendicitis. Although there have been cases in which, patients went to surgical removal of the appendix for getting relief from the severe chronic pain in the right lower abdomen. It is also to be noted that the symptoms of mobile cecum syndrome did not improve right after the operation and excision of the appendix.  The most common treatment for dealing with the mobile cecum syndrome is the cecopexy that is known as an effective treatment for the same.

Mobile cecum syndrome can be due to congenital intestinal malrotation and also intestinal malrotation. These are both types of functional gastrointestinal disorders that can be characterized by several such symptoms whose causes are yet to be determined. Children and the adults alike can face such symptoms and one of the most common diseases to attack the children is the mobile cecum syndrome while for the adults it is the irritable bowel syndrome.

The typical symptoms of both the irritable bowel syndrome and the mobile cecum syndrome are severe pain in the lower right corner of the intestine. There can be frequent stools with pain in the intestine; the pain can be relieved with bowel movements and even looser stools with the pain. However, there might not be any metabolic, inflammatory or structural abnormalities. It is believed; the cecum in the intestine gets detached which can cause the pain. However, there is no confirmation of that theory as yet.

Cecal Volvulus because of mobile cecum syndrome

 Mobile cecum syndrome can cause cecal volvulus in patients that are associated with sepsis and intestinal strangulation. Anatomically speaking, the cecal volvulus by mobile cecum syndrome can occur by the twisting of the part of the intestine that involves the ascending colon, the cecum, and the terminal ileum.

Around 7 million people are infected with mobile cecum syndrome every year. And mobile cecum syndrome is responsible for the intestinal obstruction in adults. The age of the patient can vary depending on the dietary and the cultural influence of their upbringing and society.

 Can the colonoscopy help?

For confirmation and also the initial management of the mobile cecum syndrome, flexible colonoscopy is performed in patients. However, it must also be perceived that the colonoscopy in the intestine for the detection of the mobile cecum syndrome is quite limited. The success rate of eliminating the mobile cecum syndrome by colonoscopy is also moderate. But for patients with acute mobile cecum syndrome, it is suggested that the patient can benefit greatly from surgical intervention for their attachment of the cecum and in the process correction of the obstruction within the walls of the intestine.

There is no preventive measure that can be taken against mobile cecum syndrome. However, it is recommended that if there is any pain felt at the right side of the lower abdomen, it is important to check on with the medical supervisor for any possible diagnosis of mobile cecum syndrome.