Diveticulosis and Duplication of the Small Intestine Masao Kusano 1 , Nobuo Hiwatashi 1 , Yasuhiro Kojima 1 , Akira Yokoyama 1 , Shinsuke Koshita 1 , Norihiro Shimada 1 , Tetsuya Yamagiwa 1 , Naohiro Dairaku 1 , Toshiaki Ojima 1 , Shinichi Ikeya 1 , Haruo Nakayama 1 , Yoshiki Sugai 1 1Department of Gastroenterology, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, Iwaki, Japan Keyword: 小腸憩室 , Meckel憩室 , 重複腸管 pp.662-666
Published Date 2008/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403101346
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 Small intestinal diverticulosis is rare, except for Meckel's diveticulum. Radiographic examinations and autopsy studies reveal an incidence of 0.02~1.3%, and range from 1.4~3.2% of all gastrointestinal diverticulosis.

 Meckel's diverticulum occurs in approximately 2% of the population. The majority of patients are asymptomatic, but there are a few cases that have complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction, diverticulitis. Alimentary tract duplication is relatively rare in adults. Intestinal duplication presents with intestinal bleeding or abdominal masses in children. Recently, advances in enteroscopy have enable made us to discover incidental diverticula. In this report we have quoted from the literature abroad and report the cases we have encountered ourselves.

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