Q) True statement regarding complications of duodenal diverticulum is
a) Perforation is the commonest complication
b) Obstruction is caused by extra luminal duodenal diverticulum
c) Bleeding is the most common complication of duodenal diverticulum.
d) Diverticulitis is common and easily diagnosed.
Complications of duodenal diverticulum are rare with a reported incidence of 5-10% in those with duodenal diverticulum. Operative intervention is required in about 1% cases
Perforation is the rarest but the most severe complication of duodenum diverticulum. The most common cause of perforated duodenal diverticulum is diverticulitis. They perforate in the retroperitoneum, adding to diagnostic uncertainty. Ct Scans are most diagnostic to help in this diagnosis.