Duodenal diverticulitis masquerading as acute cholecystitis: A lesson learnt

Amena Khan, Veena Karanth, Afroz Khan, Gabriel Rodrigues

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Acute cholecystitis is one of the common surgical emergencies encountered in daily practice. Clinical examination coupled with an ultrasound scan of the abdomen will usually confirm the diagnosis. The rare presence and inflammation of a duodenal diverticula can mimic acute cholecystitis and lead to a diagnostic dilemma that can result in a surgical catastrophe. We present a case of a 62-year-old lady with a provisional diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, which turned out to be duodenal diverticulitis, who did not respond to conservative management and was successfully managed surgically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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