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Minerva Chirurgica 2002 April;57(2):213-6

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Giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon with perforation. Report of a case

Cangemi V., Borghese M., Fiori E., Bononi M., Ricci F., Cangemi R., Galati G., Montalto R., Volpino P.


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We present a case of perforated giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon. This condition is extremely rare and only a few cases have so far been reported in the literature. Our case involved a 55-year old woman. Diagnosis was easy with barium enema and CT scan examination. Laparotomy revealed a giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon compressing adjacent structures with signs of inflammation. An en bloc resection of the sigmoid colon, ovary and fallopian tube was performed with primary colon-rectal anastomosis .The post-operative course was uneventful.

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