Conservative management of perforated duodenal diverticulum: a case report and review of the literature
Keywords: 
Duodenal diverticula
Perforation
Conservative management
Issue Date: 
2008
Publisher: 
WJG Press
ISSN: 
1007-9327
Citation: 
Martínez-Cecilia D, Arjona-Sánchez A, Gómez-Álvarez M, Torres-Tordera E, Luque-Molina A, Valentí-Azcárate V, et al. Conservative management of perforated duodenal diverticulum: a case report and review of the literature. World J Gastroenterol. 2008 Mar 28;14(12):1949-51.
Abstract
Duodenal diverticula are a relatively common condition. They are asymptomatic, unless they become complicated, with perforation being the rarest but most severe complication. Surgical treatment is the most frequently performed approach. We report the case of a patient with a perforated duodenal diverticulum, which was diagnosed early and treated conservatively with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage of secondary retroperitoneal abscesses. We suggest this method could be an acceptable option for the management of similar cases, provided that the patient is in good general condition and without septic signs.

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