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Gastric Diverticulum in the Child: Disease or Radiological Curiosity?

S Atmani
S Boujraf
M Rami
K Khattala
I Kamaoui
M Hida
Y Bouabdallah


Gastric diverticula are rare in childhood. Usually, they are incidentally diagnosed on radiographic examination or seen in upper endoscopy. Eleven year old girl reported chronic abdominal pain with a gastric diverticulum. On the light of this case, we discuss epidemiologic, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and surgical treatment aspects. This last aspect consists of simple excision of the Diverticulum either in symptomatic or complicated forms of this pathology.

Keywords: diverticulum, stomach, child, endoscopy, surgery

> African Journal of Paediatric Surgery Vol. 3 (2) 2006: pp. 77-79