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A rare cause of dyspepsia: a case report of gastric diverticulum

Ren, Yi Kow and Ismail, Dhauiddin Hai and Chooi, Leng Low and Md Saad, Khatrulnada and Mor Japar Khan, Ed Simor Khan (2019) A rare cause of dyspepsia: a case report of gastric diverticulum. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (1). pp. 109-111. ISSN 1823-4631

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Abstract

A gastric diverticulum is an outpouching from the gastric mucosa. It is extremely rare. It is normally asymptomatic, but some may present with non-specific abdominal pain. A combination of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and radiological contrast study such as oral barium study and computed tomography are needed to make a definite diagnosis and to rule out other associated pathology. Although treatment with medical therapy has been reported to be effective, the use of open and laparoscopic resection also yields a good outcome in the management of complicated gastric diverticulum. We present a case of symptomatic gastric diverticulum which has been successfully treated with medical therapy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5579/71483
Uncontrolled Keywords: gastric, diverticulum, dyspepsia, medical, treatment
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Zulfadzli Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 11:10
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 12:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71483

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