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Giant sigmoid diverticula. Report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2802990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with giant sigmoid diverticula, an unusual complication of diverticulitis, had histories of progressive abdominal discomfort and the presence of an enlarging abdominal mass. Plain abdominal roentgenograms with confirmatory contrast studies established the diagnosis. The debilitated condition of the patients at the time of surgery points to the need for operative intervention earlier in the clinical course. Extensive adhesions made surgical dissection difficult in one case and precluded sigmoid resection and diversion in the other.
P R Scerpella; J A Bodensteiner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-09     Completed Date:  1989-11-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1244-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Gundersen/Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulum, Colon / radiography,  surgery*
Sigmoid Diseases / radiography,  surgery*

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