Int J Surg Case Rep 2019 Apr 10;58:48-49. Epub 2019 Apr 10.
Department of Surgery, Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, United Staes; Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Roostown, Ohio, United Staes. Electronic address:
Introduction: Duodenal diverticula are quite prevalent in general population, seen on up to 5% of radiology studies and up to 22% of autopsy examinations.
Presentation Of The Case: 70 years old female was admitted to the hospital with epigastric pain, fevers and elevated white cell count. Abdominal CT scan demonstrated evidence of perforated duodenal diverticulitis which failed to improve with IV antibiotics. Emergent pancreatoduodenectomy was performed with full recovery and uncomplicated hospital stay.
Discussions: Conservative therapy with antibiotics and bowel rest is successful in majority cases of perforation. Failure of conservative therapy demands surgical management. Variety of surgical approaches ranging from simple diverticulectomy to segmental resection, duodenal exclusion/bypass to pancreatoduodenectomy are available.
Conclusion: Pancreatoduodenectomy is an option when complicated duodenal diverticulum is not resolved with conservative or interventional therapy.Pancreatoduodenectomy is an option when complicated duodenal diverticulum is not resolved with conservative or interventional therapy. This report has been written in concordance with the SCARE criteria Agha et al. .