Perforation of duodenal diverticulum

O. Zamir, G. Hod, O. Lernau, S. Nissan

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Duodenal diverticula are not uncommon, but their perforation is a very rare complication. The correct diagnosis is seldom made preoperatively and is also easily missed at laparotomy. A 72-year-old patient was operated on for right-sided abdominal pain tentatively diagnosed as acute cholecystitis. A retroperitoneal abscess was found, caused by a perforated diverticulum arising from the second portion of the duodenum. The diverticulum was excised and its base was closed over a Depetzer tube serving as a duodenostomy. Tube gastrostomy for drainage of the stomach, feeding jejunostomy and drainage of the abscess area were also performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-360+387
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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