A Case Report On Incidental Gastric diverticulum With Chroni
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
Gastrointestinal upset is a common presentation to surgical departments, often requiring investigation with endoscopy. Occasionally, rare or unusual pathologies, such as gastric diverticula as was seen in the case presented, are found. It was published in International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

A 26 year old female, with no known co-morbid conditions presented with a two week history of abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting. On further inquiry, she had one episode of blood stained vomiting, prompting investigation with an oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD).

Findings included diffuse haemorrhagic gastritis with a single outpouching measuring 1–2 cm in the gastric fundus. A gastric diverticulum was confirmed on barium swallow. Investigation with sonar and a Computed Tomography (CT) scan reported the stomach as normal.

Conclusion:
It was concluded that gastric diverticula are often associated with other gastric findings and their individual contribution varies from case to case.
The patient was successfully treated non-operatively with proton pump inhibitor therapy for her concomitant gastritis.

Source:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210261219306649
Like
Comment
Share