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2022 Nov




An Incidental Finding of Asymptomatic Gastric Diverticula.


Al Ghadeer HA, Al Hassan AS, AlAli NH, Almusharaf AJ, AlDawood MM, Alghazal MM, Almeshal SM, Albattat FS
Cureus. 2022 Nov; 14(11):e31250.
PMID: 36505127.


Gastric diverticula (GD) are the rarest of the gastrointestinal diverticula and are characterized by protrusions of the stomach wall, that can either be congenital or acquired. Despite the fact that the majority of GD are asymptomatic and are detected inadvertently during endoscopy or gastrointestinal (GI) series studies, they might present with a variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, and weight loss. In mild symptomatic instances, GD is treated conservatively with antacids, but surgical excision is indicated for refractory gastric diverticula with persistent symptoms or complications. We represent an incidental finding of asymptomatic gastric diverticulum through endoscopy for a 12-year-old Saudi male who presented after foreign body ingestion.