Spontaneous perforated duodenal diverticulum: a case series
|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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(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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