Les diverticules geants du colon. A propos de deux cas. [Giant diverticula of the colon. Apropos of 2 cases]

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serval:BIB_3B6AB91FE1B8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Les diverticules geants du colon. A propos de deux cas. [Giant diverticula of the colon. Apropos of 2 cases]
Journal
Chirurgie
Author(s)
Roth  T., Demartines  N., Gavelli  A., Huguet  C.
ISSN
0001-4001 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/1999
Volume
124
Number
3
Pages
307-12
Notes
Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Jun
Abstract
Giant diverticulum of the colon is a rare complication of the colonic diverticulosis. It generally involves the sigmoid colon. In the chronic form, without symptoms or with only a few non-specific symptoms, an abdominal mass is frequently palpable. A plain abdominal radiogram, showing a gas-filled cyst, can suggest the diagnosis. If needed, an abdominal CT scan is appropriate and seems to be more accurate than a barium enema. The treatment of choice is a segmental resection of the colon involving the giant diverticulum, followed by a direct anastomosis. Despite the old age of these patients, both postoperative morbidity and mortality are low and justify such a radical approach. The acute clinical presentation (about 20%) is generally due to a peritonitis by perforation of the giant diverticulum and requires an emergency colectomy.
Keywords
Aged Colectomy *Diverticulum, Colon/diagnosis/radiography/surgery Emergencies Female Humans Male Middle Aged Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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