Duodenal diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy

Presentation

Incidentally noted in patient cancer larynx under follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Male
CT

Incidentally noted outpouching duodenal wall diverticulum from the 2nd part of the duodenum along 4 years.  

Case Discussion

This case demonstrate typical case of duodenal diverticulum:

  • duodenum is second most common site of diverticula formation in GI tract after colon
  • relatively common in adults
  • usually arise in 2nd portion of the duodenum (85%) 
  • like almost all GI diverticula, they are false diverticula with herniation of the mucosa and submucosa through the muscular layer
  • usually single
  • peak incidence in 5th-6th decade
  • usually asymptomatic

 

Stable incidentally noted out-pouchings duodenal wall diverticulum from the 2nd part of the duodenum along 4 years. 

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Case information

rID: 47504
Case created: 18th Aug 2016
Last edited: 26th Jul 2017
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