Giant colonic diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


50 year old woman with constipation.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Large diverticular mass that communicates with sigmoid colon. 

Case Discussion

Barium study reveals a large diverticulum arising from the left wall at the recto-sigmoid junction. The rectum is displaced by the diverticulum to the far right. There is a large filling defect within the diverticulum due to impacted fecal matter.

Bilateral "Double J" stents are seen.

This finding was confirmed at laparotomy done for uterine mass.

Final diagnosis: Giant colonic diverticulum

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Case information

rID: 11132
Published: 19th Oct 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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