Giant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/204635
Title:
Giant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report.
Authors:
Sasi, Walid; Hamad, Issam; Quinn, Aidan; Nasr, Abdul Rahman
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Louth County Hospital, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland. wsasi2003@yahoo.co.uk.
Citation:
Giant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report. 2010, 4:324 J Med Case Reports
Journal:
Journal of medical case reports
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/204635
DOI:
10.1186/1752-1947-4-324
PubMed ID:
20955549
Abstract:
Giant diverticulum of the colon is a rare but clinically significant condition, usually regarded as a complication of an already existing colonic diverticular disease. This is the first report of a giant diverticulum of the colon with a co-existing rectal carcinoma.; We report a case of a 66-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with lower abdominal pain, chronic constipation and abdominal swelling. Preoperative abdominal computed tomography revealed a giant diverticulum of the colon with a coexisting rectal carcinoma and pulmonary metastasis revealed on a further thoracic computed tomography. An en bloc anterior resection of the rectum along with sigmoid colectomy, partial hysterectomy and right salpingoophorectomy was subsequently performed due to extensive adhesions.; This report shows that the presence of a co-existing distal colorectal cancer can potentially lead to progressive development of a colonic diverticulum to become a giant diverticulum by increasing colonic intra-luminal pressure and through the ball-valve mechanism. This may be of interest to practising surgeons and surgical trainees.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1752-1947

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSasi, Waliden
dc.contributor.authorHamad, Issamen
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Aidanen
dc.contributor.authorNasr, Abdul Rahmanen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-25T10:17:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-25T10:17:31Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationGiant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report. 2010, 4:324 J Med Case Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947-
dc.identifier.pmid20955549-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-4-324-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/204635-
dc.description.abstractGiant diverticulum of the colon is a rare but clinically significant condition, usually regarded as a complication of an already existing colonic diverticular disease. This is the first report of a giant diverticulum of the colon with a co-existing rectal carcinoma.-
dc.description.abstractWe report a case of a 66-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with lower abdominal pain, chronic constipation and abdominal swelling. Preoperative abdominal computed tomography revealed a giant diverticulum of the colon with a coexisting rectal carcinoma and pulmonary metastasis revealed on a further thoracic computed tomography. An en bloc anterior resection of the rectum along with sigmoid colectomy, partial hysterectomy and right salpingoophorectomy was subsequently performed due to extensive adhesions.-
dc.description.abstractThis report shows that the presence of a co-existing distal colorectal cancer can potentially lead to progressive development of a colonic diverticulum to become a giant diverticulum by increasing colonic intra-luminal pressure and through the ball-valve mechanism. This may be of interest to practising surgeons and surgical trainees.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleGiant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Louth County Hospital, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland. wsasi2003@yahoo.co.uk.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of medical case reportsen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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