Giant diverticulum- A rare complication of a common surgical condition

Vanessa Cubas, Stephen T. Ward, Jan Dmitrewski

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-532
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume4
Issue number5
Early online date13 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

Keywords

  • Diverticular disease
  • general surgery
  • giant diverticulum
  • sigmoid diverticulum

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