Diverticulitis associated pancreatitis: a report of 2 cases and review of the literature
|Journal||Volume 86 - 2023|
|Issue||Fasc.2 - Case series|
|Author(s)||H. Colin 1, D. Ndjekembo Shango 2, B. Pilet 3, F. Waignein 4, P. Yengue 1|
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(1) Department of Gastroenterology, Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
(2) Department of Anaesthesiology-intense care unit, Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
(3) Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
(4) Department of Anatomopathology, Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
Duodenal diverticula are the second most common type of digestive diverticula after those in the colon. They are present in approximately 27% of patients who undergo upper digestive endoscopy. Most of these diverticula, especially those located near the papilla, are asymptomatic. However, in rare cases, they can be associated with obstructive jaundice (Lemmel Syndrome), bacterial infection, pancreatitis, or bleeding. In this report, we present two cases of acute obstructive pancreatitis caused by duodenal diverticulitis. Both patients were managed conservatively, resulting in a positive outcome.
Keywords: duodenal diverticulitis, pancreatitis, echo-endosonography, magnetic resonance cholangiography, positron emission tomography.
|The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.|
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