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Year 2021 / Volume 113 / Number 6

Letter

Lemmel syndrome: an uncommon complication of periampular duodenal diverticulum

477-478

María del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Alicia Martín-Lagos Maldonado, Adelina García Robles,

Lemmel’s syndrome consists of obstructive jaundice due to compression of a periampular duodenal diverticulum (DDP), in the absence of choledocholithiasis or tumor. DDP are pseudodiverticula without a muscle layer within a radius of 2-3 centimeters from the ampulla of Vater. They rarely cause obstructive jaundice, although the prevalence is estimated at up to 22 % according to the sensitivity of the diagnostic test. They are usually incidental findings, but up to 1-5 % can be complicated with diverticulitis, bleeding, perforation, obstructive jaundice (Lemmel syndrome), choledocholithiasis, pancreatitis or cholangitis.

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23/06/2021 11:22:13
Tras el resumen existe un botón que pone "descargar PDF"


22/06/2021 21:15:18
Imposible descargar este artículo, necesito ayuda


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