Gut and Liver 2010; 4(3): 394-397 https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2010.4.3.394 A Case of Solitary Rectal Diverticulum Presenting with a Retrorectal Mass
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Sang Hun Jung and Jae Hwang Kim
Department of Surgery, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Jae Hwang Kim
© The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Association the Study of Intestinal Diseases, the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, Korean Pancreatobiliary Association, and Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer. All rights reserved.

Abstract
Colonic diverticula are common whereas but rectal diverticula are very rare, with only sporadic reports in the literature since 1911. Most patients with rectal diverticula are diagnosed incidentally, inflammatory processes may have developed at the time of the diagnosis. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman presenting with a retrorectal mass that was detected incidentally. She was suspected of having a rectal diverticulum by transrectal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. However, the colonoscopic findings were unremarkable. A rectal diverticulum was confirmed intraoperatively, and a transanal diverticulectomy was performed. (Gut Liver 2010;4: 394-397)
Keywords: Rectal diverticum; Retrorectal mass; Transrectal ultrasonography; Magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract
Colonic diverticula are common whereas but rectal diverticula are very rare, with only sporadic reports in the literature since 1911. Most patients with rectal diverticula are diagnosed incidentally, inflammatory processes may have developed at the time of the diagnosis. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman presenting with a retrorectal mass that was detected incidentally. She was suspected of having a rectal diverticulum by transrectal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. However, the colonoscopic findings were unremarkable. A rectal diverticulum was confirmed intraoperatively, and a transanal diverticulectomy was performed. (Gut Liver 2010;4: 394-397)
Keywords: Rectal diverticum; Retrorectal mass; Transrectal ultrasonography; Magnetic resonance imaging
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