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Giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon with perforation. Report of a case.
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PMID:  11941296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of perforated giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon. This condition is extremely rare and only a few cases have so far been reported in the literature. Our case involved a 55-year old woman. Diagnosis was easy with barium enema and CT scan examination. Laparotomy revealed a giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon compressing adjacent structures with signs of inflammation. An en bloc resection of the sigmoid colon, ovary and fallopian tube was performed with primary colon-rectal anastomosis. The post-operative course was uneventful.
V Cangemi; M Borghese; E Fiori; M Bononi; F Ricci; R Cangemi; G Galati; R Montalto; P Volpino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva chirurgica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0026-4733     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Chir     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-09     Completed Date:  2002-09-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400726     Medline TA:  Minerva Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulum, Colon* / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Middle Aged
Sigmoid Diseases* / pathology,  radiography,  surgery

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