A giant sigmoid diverticulum presenting as an upper abdominal mass

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We report a case of a giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon presenting as a mass in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen in an elderly man.


This report highlights a rare complication of diverticular disease. At operation, the giant cyst was situated in the supracolic compartment of the abdomen. The management options and a review of the literature are presented.


CT scan is the investigation of choice. Early surgical intervention is important in order to reduce the risk of perforation.

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