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Gastric diverticula

Case contributed by: Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Abdomen CT for renal lithiasis. Patients without gastrointestinal complaints

Patient Data:

Age: 54
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Modality: CT

Saccular image projected later toward the left adrenal and in communication with the region of the cardia and fundus. Inside there is a net content and gas forming fluid level.

Case Discussion:

Gastric diverticula are rare and is usually asymptomatic. In most cases the discovery of this diverticula is incidentally by radiologic findings or autopsy. This kind of diverticula, are not larger than 10 cm, and most frequent localization is on the posterior wall of the cardia and on the lesser curvature of the stomach. 

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