Image from CGH: Duodenal Diverticulum

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016; 14: e93


Intraluminal duodenal diverticulum is a rare duodenal congenital abnormality caused by an anomalous process of recanalization of the primitive foregut. It has a characteristic radiographic appearance on contrast studies, resembling a “windsock web” or “thumb of a glove”

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An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy was then performed that revealed a 3-cm pedunculated mass in the second part of the duodenum that was biopsied (Figure A), and the patient was referred for an endoscopic ultrasound. A repeat endoscopy before the endoscopic ultrasound revealed a large intraluminal diverticulum that had the appearance of a mass when inverted. Subsequently (Figure B), an upper GI series was performed that showed a large elongated tubular diverticulum arising from the second portion of the duodenum, 2.5 × 12 cm in size, with rapid filling and peristalsis with oral contrast, which extended to the left aspect of the spine when maximally distended


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