Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Case Report

Rectal diverticulitis mimicking rectal carcinoma with intestinal obstruction: Case report

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Department of General Surgery, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, , İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of General Surgery, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Turk J Gastroenterol 2015; 26: 60-62
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2015.4521
Read: 541 Downloads: 156 Published: 25 July 2019

Abstract

Although diverticular disease of the colon is common, the occurrence of rectal diverticula is extremely rare with only sporadic reports in the literature since 1911. Symptomatic rectal diverticula are seen even less frequently, and surgical intervention is needed for only complicated cases. Here we report the case of a 63-year-old woman presenting with rectal diverticulitis mimicking rectal carcinoma with intestinal obstruction. 

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