Rectal diverticulosis: A case report and review of the literature

Robert D. Halpert, Francis M. Crnkovich, Melvyn H. Schreiber

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The occurrence of rectal diverticulosis is rare. We report the incidental finding of a large rectal diverticulum in a patient receiving an air-contrast barium enema. The presence of uncomplicated rectal diverticulosis is probably of little clinical significance. However, there can be associated complications such as inflammation and perforation, and potential confusion with rectal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Diverticular outpouching, rectum
  • Rectal diverticulosis, barium enema
  • Rectal wall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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