Gastric diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Abdomen CT for renal lithiasis. Patients without gastrointestinal complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Female


Saccular image projected in communication with the region of the gastric 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 diverticulum is incidentally by radiologic findings or autopsy.

This kind of diverticulum is not larger than 10 cm and its most frequent localization is on the posterior wall of the cardia and on the lesser gastric curvature.

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Case information

rID: 18395
Published: 4th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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