A Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen: Perforation of Duodenal Diverticulum Containing Ectopic Pancreatic Tissue

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Özdemir, Yavuz ; Güleç, Bülent ; Sücüllü, İlker ; Filiz, Ali İlker (2011)
  • Publisher: Trakya Üniversitesi
  • Journal: (issn: 2146-3123, eissn: 2146-3123)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5174/tutfd.2009.03234.5
  • Subject: Duodenal diverticulum,perforation,acute abdomen,ectopic pancreatic tissue
    mesheuropmc: digestive system | surgical procedures, operative | otorhinolaryngologic diseases | digestive system diseases

Perforation is a rare but serious complication of a duodenal diverticulum and often presents itself with nonspecific symptoms and signs. Ectopic pan-creatic tissue within a duodenal diverticulum is another rare situation. In this article, we report a case of an 87 year-old woman who presented with spontaneous perforation of the duodenal diverticulum. Operative resection and simple closure of the duodenum was performed. Ectopic pancreatic tissue was observed within the diverticulum at histological evaluation.
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