Gastric diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy


Metastatic colorectal cancer to peritoneum on palliative chemotherapy under follow-up.

Patient Data

Age: 41Y
Gender: Female
  • Liver is average size and with no intraparenchymal lesions seen or dilated intrahepatic biliary radicals seen. Mild perihepatic and fissural fluid.
  • stable GB stones.
  • Nodularity and strandings of the mesenteric fat planes density  suggestive of peritoneal deposits.
  • Unremarkable CT features of CBD, portal vein, pancreas, spleen, adrenals, kidneys, pelvic gynecological organs, urinary bladder, and rest of visualized opacified bowel loops.
  • A few subcentimetric mesenrtic and periaortic lymph nodes
  • Stable small fundal gastric diverticulum is noted with air fluid level within.
  • Left sided colostomy is noted.
  • The visualized bones show no suspicious lesions.

Case Discussion

Gastric diverticula are sac-like projections that usually originate from the gastric fundus, most commonly on the posterior surface. They are the least common gastrointestinal diverticulum.

A well defined saccular collection of  gas/ fluid that demonstrates communication with the gastric cavity.

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Case information

rID: 51679
Published: 5th Mar 2017
Last edited: 6th Mar 2017
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