Giant sigmoid diverticulum.

M. Nano, M. De Simone, G. Lanfranco, M. Bronda, E. Lale-Murix, N. Aimonino, G. C. Anselmetti

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The case of a giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon in a 74 year-old woman is reported. The diverticulum had perforated into the urinary bladder and required a 3-phase operation with resection of the sigmoid colon and urinary bladder. Giant diverticulum is considered a rare complication of diverticulosis. Generally, it is a pseudo-diverticulum that grows due to a valve mechanism working in the neck of the diverticulum. The differential diagnosis lies mainly between intestinal duplication and pneumatosis cystoides. Surgical therapy yields favorable results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalPanminerva Medica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995

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