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Revista argentina de radiología

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OCHOA, Ezequiel et al. Giant colonic diverticulum: case report. Rev. argent. radiol. [online]. 2008, vol.72, n.4, pp. 423-428. ISSN 1852-9992.

Giant colonic diverticulum is a rare diverticular disease complication. It is considered giant when its diameter is longer than 4 cms. It was reported the first time by french authors in 1946 and there is 155 cases reported in world literature. Our patient aged 59 years old, referred four month of abdominal pain. A barium enema was made showing a sigmoid cavity with air and fill of barium contrast with short neck continuing with the colon lumen. It was also studied with CT and MRI. The diagnosis was confirmed by surgery and histopathologic exam. The pathologic report informed giant colonic diverticulum type II.

Palavras-chave : Giant colonic diverticulum; Diverticular disease; Barium enema; CT; MRI; Colectomy.

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