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Duodenal web

Case contributed by Faisal Shadab
Diagnosis certain


Acid reflux and occasional dysphagia for few years.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Supine view barium meal showing typical windsock sign - the pathognomonic radiographic appearance of an intraluminal duodenal diverticulum, showing as a barium-filled sac with surrounding radiolucent margin. In this case, the finding of diverticulum was incidental with no significant duodenal obstruction.

Case Discussion

Intraluminal duodenal diverticulum is an uncommon congenital abnormality. Patients may become symptomatic in the third to fourth decade of life and may present with epigastric pain and abdominal discomfort.

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