Periampullary duodenal diverticulum and some rarely complications: review of literature

Stoyanka Dineva, Dobrina Mlachkova, Adelina Pavlova


Duodenal diverticulum was first reported by Chomell in 1710. With modern radiological techniques and widespread use of endoscope it has been found that these diverticula occur more frequently than was formely supposed. Most of these are asymptomatic, situated in second part of duodenum and are rarely associated with complication which are usually cause of presentation. Diverticula located at a distance 20 mm from the ampulla of Vater are known as periampullary duodenal diverticula (PDD). It is suspected to be a cause for biliopancreatic diseases on patients with malfunction of the sphincter of Oddi and reflux of pancreatic juice and bowel contents. Its prevalence rises with increasing age

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