Giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon with perforation. Report of a case

V. Cangemi, M. Borghese, E. Fiori, M. Bononi, F. Ricci, R. Cangemi, G. Galati, R. Montalto, P. Volpino

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Colonic diseases, diagnosis
  • Colonic diseases, surgery
  • Diverticulum, diagnosis
  • Diverticulum, surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Cangemi, V., Borghese, M., Fiori, E., Bononi, M., Ricci, F., Cangemi, R., Galati, G., Montalto, R., & Volpino, P. (2002). Giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon with perforation. Report of a case. Minerva Chirurgica, 57(2), 213-216.