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Journal of Case Reports
Perforated Duodenal Diverticulum
Vundavalli Sattibabu, Satish Dalal, Mahavir Singh Jangra, Tulit Chhabra 
Department of General Surgery, Pt. B. D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (P.G.I.M.S.), Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Vundavalli Sattibabu
Email:  vundavallisattibabu@gmail.com 
Received: 02-OCT-2016 Accepted: 30-JAN-2017 Published Online: 05-MAR-2017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2017.0023
Background: Duodenum is the second most frequent location for a diverticulum in the digestive tract next to the colon. Duodenal diverticulum occurs in 20% of the general population and is generally asymptomatic. Complications such as perforation are exceedingly rare, with only few cases reported in the literature. Case Report: Here, we present a case of a 70 year old, male patient who was admitted with acute abdomen and intra-operatively diagnosed as perforated duodenal diverticulum. Conclusion: Early diagnosis of perforated duodenal diverticulum is a challenge and clear guidelines for the management of this rare entity is still lacking.
Keywords : Acute Abdomen, Diverticulitis, Diverticulum, Duodenal Diseases, Humans.
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