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A 50 year old presents with vague persistent abdominal pain...

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asked Feb 26, 2014 in General Surgery by Rajesh Bahara
A 50 year old presents with vague persistent abdominal pain. A CT Scan of the abdomen reveals a duodenal diverticulum. Which of the statements is true regarding duodenal diverticulum.
 
a) The overall incidence of duodenal diverticulum is 7-20% and about 10%
of these require surgery.
b) Most of the duodenal diverticula are symtomatic and perforation is the most common complication
c) Surgery should be avoided and carried out only in case of complications like perforation, uncontrooled hemorrahge, persistent biliary or pancreatic symptoms
d) Juxta vaterian diverticulum is the easiest to manage

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c) Surgery should be avoided and carried out only in case of complications like perforation, uncontrooled hemorrahge, persistent biliary or pancreatic symptoms
answered Feb 26, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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