Emergency Radiology

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 285–287

Diagnosis and treatment of a perforated duodenal diverticulum

  • Raymond Yi-Kun Huang
  • Andrea E. Romano
  • Melvin E. Stone
  • Noel Nathanson
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10140-006-0561-1

Cite this article as:
Huang, R.Y., Romano, A.E., Stone, M.E. et al. Emerg Radiol (2007) 13: 285. doi:10.1007/s10140-006-0561-1

Abstract

Perforation is an exceptionally rare complication of duodenal diverticula and often presents with nonspecific symptoms and signs. We present a case of a perforated duodenal diverticulum diagnosed on computed tomography and successfully repaired with a diverticulectomy.

Keywords

Duodenal diverticulumPerforationRetroperitoneal free airAcute abdomen

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© Am Soc Emergency Radiol 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Yi-Kun Huang
    • 1
  • Andrea E. Romano
    • 2
  • Melvin E. Stone
    • 2
  • Noel Nathanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyJacobi Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryJacobi Medical CenterNew YorkUSA