European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 23 - Number 2
Eur J Anat, 23 (2): 141-144 (2019)

A rare presentation of duodenal diverticulum: case report

Vishwajit R. Deshmukh1, Vidhya M. Sabapathy2

1Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India, 2Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Karaikal, Puducherry, India

ABSTRACT The gastrointestinal tract is more susceptible to the development of diverticula. Duodenum, next to colon is the common site for diverticula. This case reports the presence of a single extramural diverticulum at the junction of a horizontal and the ascending part of the duodenum in an adult female cadaver during a routine dissection procedure. Suspensory ligament of duodenum containing suspensory muscle of duodenum was found attached to the basal aspect of the diverticulum. Though most of the duodenal diverticula are asymptomatic, awareness of its presence play a major role in treating the complications.

Keywords: Duodenal diverticulum Ligaments Extramural diverticulum

European Journal of anatomy
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