Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 8, Issue 11, pp 1338–1339 | Cite as

Gastric diverticulum

Endoscopic and radiologic appearance
  • V. Velanovich
Case Reports


Gastric diverticula are relatively rare findings. Although usually asymptomatic, they may cause vague epigastric pain. These lesions may be confused radiologically for gastric ulcers or cancers. Endoscopically, they may be confused for paraesophageal hernias. This report discusses the appearance and evaluation of gastric diverticula.

Key words

Gastric diverticula Esophagogastroduo-denoscopy Upper gastrointestinal series Abdominal pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Velanovich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.General Surgery ServiceIreland Army Community HospitalFort KnoxUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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