[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
Article
June 1933

DUODENAL DIVERTICULA: AN ANATOMIC STUDY, WITH NOTES ON THE ETIOLOGIC RÔLE PLAYED BY DYSTOPIA OF PANCREATIC TISSUE

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Medicine, Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Division of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic. The work was done in the Section on Pathologic Anatomy.

Arch Surg. 1933;26(6):1010-1034. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170060079005
Abstract

Among the historic considerations that we have reviewed on diverticulum of the duodenum, Chomel,1 in 1710, is credited with having first described the condition. It is believed by most writers, however, that Chomel's case was probably one of dilatation of the ampulla of Vater which contained twenty-two stones. Case,2 in 1913, first diagnosed diverticula of the duodenum roentgenologically. Forssell and Key,3 in 1915, diagnosed a case in which the diverticulum was the first to be removed surgically. Linsmayer,4 in 1919, reviewed the subject from an anatomic standpoint, as did Odgers,5 Grant,6 Herbst,7 Nagel8 and others, and Spriggs and Marxer,9 in 1925, gave an excellent summary from a roentgenologic point of view.

In recent years frequent references have been made to the symptoms and complications which may be caused by duodenal diverticula. This is probably due to the increased significance ascribed to

Add or change institution
×