Giant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Louth County Hospital, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CitationGiant sigmoid diverticulum with coexisting metastatic rectal carcinoma: a case report. 2010, 4:324 J Med Case Reports
JournalJournal of medical case reports
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.