Pancreatoduodenectomy in patient with perforated duodenal di
Duodenal diverticula are quite prevalent in general population, seen on up to 5 % of radiology studies and up to 22% of autopsy examinations.

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.

Source: International Journal of Surgery case reports

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