Gigantic diverticulum of the colon. A complication of diverticulosis?

F. Hidalgo, J. De Castro, R. Servent, A. Alastrué, M. Rull, D. Casas, J. Albero, J. F. Llamazares, M. Vilagrasa, J. A. Salvá

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Abstract

We present a patient affected of diverticular disease of the colon, with diverticulosis and two giant diverticula of the sigma, both located at the mesenteric edge. We would like to stress the low incidence of reports about this entity in the medical literature, its uncommon location and the fact of a double lesion coinciding in a single patient. We discuss the most important nosocomial aspects and the different diagnoses. Finally, we support the idea of distinguishing three different entities that in the medical literature are usually unified as a single "giant diverticulum of the colon". We reaffirm ourselves on the importance of an early diagnosis and a correct indication for surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
JournalRevista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva
Volume80
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1991

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