Rectal diverticulosis: A case report and review of the literature

Robert D. Halpert, Francis M. Crnkovich, Melvyn H. Schreiber

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    The occurrence of rectal diverticulosis is rare. We report the incidental finding of a large rectal diverticulum in a patient receiving an air-contrast barium enema. The presence of uncomplicated rectal diverticulosis is probably of little clinical significance. However, there can be associated complications such as inflammation and perforation, and potential confusion with rectal carcinoma.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)274-276
    Number of pages3
    JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1989


    • Diverticular outpouching, rectum
    • Rectal diverticulosis, barium enema
    • Rectal wall

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Gastroenterology


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