A gentleman presented with abdominal distension and pain. CT confirmed a 20 cm sigmoid diverticulum. A giant diverticulum, typified by diverticula greater than 4 cm, often requires colonic resection. Fewer than 200 cases have been reported, most measuring 7–15 cm. I present a rare complication of a common surgical condition with images.
|Journal||Clinical Case Reports|
|Early online date||13 Apr 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2016|
- Diverticular disease
- general surgery
- giant diverticulum
- sigmoid diverticulum