Gastrointestinal Image: A True Giant Transverse Colon Diverticulum
Giant colonic diverticulum is an extremely rare condition in colonic diverticular disease. More than 90% of giant colonic diverticula are found in the sigmoid colon. Inflammatory and pseudodiverticula are the most frequent. Only one case of a true diverticulum of the transverse colon has been reported in the literature.
We report a case of a 22-year-old woman presenting with constipation and meteorism from childhood. A plain abdominal X-ray showed a round radiolucent air-filled cyst. Barium enema revealed a single, large diverticulum of the transverse colon. An extended right hemicolectomy with primary end-to-end anastomosis was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful, and she was discharged in 1 week without any complications. Histopathology showed a true diverticulum containing all layers of the colon.
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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume 15, Issue 7 , pp 1289-1291
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- Giant colonic diverticulum
- Transverse colon
- Congenital duplication
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- 1. Department of Digestive Tract Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, Medyków 14 St, 40-752, Katowice, Poland
- 2. Department of Pathomorphology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
- 3. Department of Radiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
- 4. Department of Gastroenterology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland