Current diagnostic and treatment aspects of duodenal diverticula: report of two polar cases and review of the literature

 
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2007 (EN)
Current diagnostic and treatment aspects of duodenal diverticula: report of two polar cases and review of the literature (EN)

I. Papandreou1, C. Pilichos1, G. Zografos2, A. Mahairasi1, C.I. Fotiades1, I.A. Kouerinis2,

Duodenal diverticula are not unusual in the general population and it is well-documented that their incidence increases with age. Nevertheless, their clinical diagnosis is difficult for the surgeon since, when symptomatic, their symptoms are non-specific. The clinical importance of duodenal diverticula is mostly based on the complications relating to the periampullary region; recurrent pancreatitis or cholangitis added to the commonly observed duodenal obstruction, bleeding and perforation, which may prove life-threatening because of delay in diagnosis due to the unsuspected underlying condition. In this report we present two polar cases of duodenal diverticula and review the literature concerning the current diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Key-words: diverticula, duodenum, periampullary, diagnosis, complications, treatment (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 18, No 4 (2005) (EN)



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