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Duodenal diverticulum and associated pancreatitis: case report with brief review of literature.
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PMID:  21455344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pancreatitis in the elderly is a problem of increasing occurrence and is associated with severe complications. Periampullary diverticula (PAD) are extraluminal outpouchings of the duodenum rarely associated with pancreatitis. The presence of PAD should be excluded before diagnosing idiopathic pancreatitis, particularly in the elderly. However, when a duodenal diverticulum is found in the absence of any additional pathology, only then should the symptoms be attributed to the diverticulum. We describe a case of duodenal diverticulum presenting with pancreatitis to emphasize the importance of this commonly neglected etiology.
Mian Muhammad Rizwan; Harpeet Singh; Vp Chandar; Maria Zulfiqar; Veera Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1948-5190     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Gastrointest Endosc     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-01     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532474     Medline TA:  World J Gastrointest Endosc     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Mian Muhammad Rizwan, Harpeet Singh, VP Chandar, Maria Zulfiqar, Veera Singh, Department of Internal Medicine, Prince George's Hospital, MD 20785, United States.
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