Giant sigmoid diverticulum

J. G. Rabinowitz, J. Farman, S. Dallemand, J. Twerskey, Y. Rosen

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The roentgenographic features and pathogenesis of the giant air containing cyst of the sigmoid are described as seen in 5 patients. These cysts are readily diagnosable on the abdominal roentgenogram and barium enema examination and probably represent a slowly progressing chronic diverticular abscess. This complication, when recognized, allows one to more readily diagnose the colonic deformities visualized in the adjacent bowel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-343
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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