To demonstrate types of gastrointestinal tract diverticula To discuss common and rare complications of gastrointestinal diverticula To review common imaging features of diverticula and diverticular complications
A diverticulum is defined an outpouching of a hollow organ.
The entirety of the gastrointestinal tract can be affected by varying numbers and types of diverticula.
including upper tract and lower tract diverticula,
can be sources of significant morbidity and even mortality through complications such as bleeding,
and perforation. Gastrointestinal diverticula can be subdivided into true and false diverticula and also acquired and congenital...
Findings and procedure details
Gastrointestinal Diverticula There are many varying types of gastrointestinal diverticula.
Many are defined by the location they occur in while others are often defined by their characteristics. Oral Cavity Diverticulum An oral cavity diverticulum is a very rare type of false diverticulum.
There have been approximately 10 case reports identified in the literature.
These diverticula generally arise from the buccal mucosa and are a false diverticulum as a result of a defect through the...
There are many types of gastrointestinal diverticula with varying degrees of severity.
Upper and lower gastrointestinal diverticula and their complications can be evaluated on fluoroscopy,
Recognition and awareness of complications of these diverticula may help guide management and improve morbidity.
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