Gut Liver.  2010 Sep;4(3):394-397.

A Case of Solitary Rectal Diverticulum Presenting with a Retrorectal Mass

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. jhkim@med.yu.ac.kr

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.

Keyword

Rectal diverticum; Retrorectal mass; Transrectal ultrasonography; Magnetic resonance imaging

MeSH Terms

Adult
Diverticulum
Diverticulum, Colon
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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