Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jun 16, 2024; 12(17): 3151-3155
Published online Jun 16, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i17.3151
Natural history and surgical treatment of a giant colonic diverticulum: A case report
Arshad M Bachelani
Arshad M Bachelani, Department of Surgery, Independence Health, Greensburg, PA 15601, United States
Author contributions: Bachelani AM contributed to this report by managing the patient, researching the topic, and preparing the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Arshad M Bachelani, MD, Department of Surgery, Independence Health, 532 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, United States.
Received: January 16, 2024
Revised: April 11, 2024
Accepted: April 22, 2024
Published online: June 16, 2024
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Giant colonic diverticula are a rare complication of diverticular disease. Although the symptoms may sometimes be indolent, the present case suggests that they may continue to worsen if managed conservatively. In appropriate patients, a minimally invasive approach is feasible and can lead to enhanced postoperative recovery.