Although colonic diverticulum is a common disease, affecting about 35% of patients above the age of 60, giant sigmoid diverticulum is an uncommon variant of which only relatively few cases have been described in the literature. We report on our experience with a patient affected by giant sigmoid diverticulum who was treated with diverticulectomy. Resection of the diverticulum is a safe surgical procedure, provided that the colon section close to the lesion presents no sign of flogosis or diverticula; in addition, recurrences are not reported after 6-year follow-up.

Guarnieri, A., Cesaretti, M., Tirone, A., Francioli, N., Piccolomini, A., Vuolo, G., et al. (2009). Giant Sigmoid Diverticulum: A Rare Presentation of a Common Pathology. CASE REPORTS IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, 3(1), 5-9.

Giant Sigmoid Diverticulum: A Rare Presentation of a Common Pathology.

GUARNIERI, ALFREDO;PICCOLOMINI, ALESSANDRO;VERRE, LUIGI;SAVELLI, VINNO;CARLI, ANTON FERDINANDO
2009

Abstract

Although colonic diverticulum is a common disease, affecting about 35% of patients above the age of 60, giant sigmoid diverticulum is an uncommon variant of which only relatively few cases have been described in the literature. We report on our experience with a patient affected by giant sigmoid diverticulum who was treated with diverticulectomy. Resection of the diverticulum is a safe surgical procedure, provided that the colon section close to the lesion presents no sign of flogosis or diverticula; in addition, recurrences are not reported after 6-year follow-up.
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