What is Fundal diverticulum?

Gastric diverticula (GD) are outpouchings of the stomach wall that often form in the fundus, most frequently along the posterior wall [1]. They have features similar to those of small bowel diverticula and colonic diverticula [2].

Is gastric diverticulum serious?

Core tip: Gastric diverticula are infrequent anatomic abnormalities and are usually asymptomatic. They present with variable symptoms. Although most symptomatic patients are diagnosed during evaluation of vague epigastric discomfort, severe complications, including perforation and hemorrhage, may occur.

How do you treat gastric diverticulum?

No specific treatment for an asymptomatic gastric diverticulum is recommended, and even in symptomatic patients, the appropriate treatment is not well defined. Vague upper abdominal pain, explained by the distension of the diverticulum, is the most common complaint, encountered in 18–30% of symptomatic patients.

How common is gastric diverticulum?

Gastric diverticulum (GD) is an outpouching of the gastric wall. GDs are rare and they are commonly detected incidentally during routine diagnostic testing. Prevalence ranges from 0.04% in contrast study radiographs and 0.01% – 0.

Is diverticular disease true diverticulum?

Diverticular disease (diverticulosis, diverticulitis) is a general term that refers to the presence of diverticula, small pouches in the large intestinal (colonic) wall. These outpouchings arise when the inner layers of the colon push through weaknesses in the outer muscular layers.

What foods should you avoid with diverticulitis?

Foods to avoid with diverticulitis include high-fiber options such as:

  • Whole grains.
  • Fruits and vegetables with the skin and seeds.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Beans.
  • Popcorn.

What is the difference between diverticula and diverticulitis?

Diverticulosis occurs when small, bulging pouches (diverticula) develop in your digestive tract. When one or more of these pouches become inflamed or infected, the condition is called diverticulitis.

What foods should you avoid if you have diverticular disease?

What is gastric fundus inflammation?

Pangastritis is the most common type of chronic gastritis. It affects the entire stomach lining, including both the antral and oxyntic mucosa of the antrum (lower portion of the stomach) and fundus (upper portion of the stomach), respectively.

What is colonic diverticulosis?

Colonic diverticula are outpouchings of the intestinal wall and are common anatomical alterations detected in the human colon. Diverticulosis (the presence of diverticula in the colon) remains asymptomatic in most individuals but ~25% of individuals will develop symptomatic diverticulosis, termed diverticular disease.

Where are diverticula found in the digestive system?

Overview. Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system. They are found most often in the lower part of the large intestine (colon). Diverticula are common, especially after age 40, and seldom cause problems.

What is the diverticular inflammation and complication assessment?

The Diverticular Inflammation and Complication Assessment (DICA) classification is the first endoscopic classification developed specifically to describe objectively the presence of diverticulosis in the colon and signs of current or past diverticular inflammation.

What is a sigmoid diverticula?

Diverticula are sac-like pouches that protrude from the normally smooth muscular layer of the colon (see Figure 2). They tend to develop where the muscles are weakest, at the places where penetrating vessels cross through the muscles. And in Western societies, the great majority of diverticula develop where the colon is narrowest, in the sigmoid.