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Spontaneous perforated duodenal diverticulum: a case series

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These articles are scheduled for publication in Vol. 85 (2) 2021

Author(s) D. Coevoet 1 2 #, F. Anné 1 2 #, JNL. Schouten 1 2, T. Holvoet 1, B. Naessens 1, W. Verlinden 1 3 4
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DOI10.51821/85.2.9584
Affiliations:
(1) Department of gastroenterology and hepatology, AZ Nikolaas, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
(2) Faculty of Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
(3) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
(4) Department of gastroenterology and hepatology, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
(#) Contributed equally

Perforation is a rare but dangerous complication of duodenal diverticula. The nonspecific presentation makes the diagnosis difficult. Despite mainly treated surgically, recent case reports describe good clinical outcomes after conservative treatment. We present 2 cases of a spontaneous perforated duodenal diverticulum treated conservatively with favourable clinical outcome.

Keywords: Duodenal diverticulum, complication, perforation
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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