Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 433–433 | Cite as

Rectal diverticulum in an infant

  • R. N. Sener
  • M. Melikoglu
  • A. Kaya
Case Note


The occurrence of rectal diverticula are rare. They are invariably accompanied by colonic diverticulosis, especially the sigmoid segment. To our knowledge, this condition has not been previously detected during childhood, and the youngest patient reported was 18 years old. In this report we present a solitary rectal diverticulum in a 25-day-old infant without accompanying colonic diverticula. The existence of rectal diverticulum in this infant convincingly suggests a congenital etiology.


Public Health Young Patient Colonic Diverticulum Colonic Diverticulosis Congenital Etiology 
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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Sener
    • 1
  • M. Melikoglu
    • 2
  • A. Kaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of Texas, Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Akdeniz Saglik VakfiAntalyaTurkey

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