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Published: 2016-12-07

Acute Reversible Duodenitis Following Non-Therapeutic Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Is Duodenal Diverticulum a Predisposing Factor?

Emre Unal, Elif Nurbegum Ayan, Sibel Yazgan

(Department of Radiology, Zonguldak Atatürk State Hospital, Zonguldak, Turkey)

Pol J Radiol 2016; 81:589-592

DOI: 10.12659/PJR.898251

BACKGROUND: Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy has been regarded as a safe procedure.
CASE REPORT: We report of a 67-year-old woman who developed epigastric pain and dyspeptic complaints following an uneventful upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The diagnosis of an acute reversible duodenitis was made on the basis of imaging studies. A duodenal diverticulum was also found on CT images, which raised the suspicion that duodenal diverticulum could be a predisposing factor for duodenitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite significant inflammation the patient demonstrated rapid clinical improvement with conservative treatment. Presence of a duodenal diverticulum may predispose to acute duodenitis following diagnostic UGI endoscopy.

Keywords: Diverticulum, Duodenitis, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Postoperative Complications

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