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Multiple giant diverticula of the jejunum causing intestinal obstruction: report of a case and review of the literature

Author(s): Falidas Evangelos | Vlachos Konstantinos | Mathioulakis Stavros | Archontovasilis Fotis | Villias Constantinos

Journal: World Journal of Emergency Surgery
ISSN 1749-7922

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Abstract Multiple diverticulosis of jejunum represents an uncommon pathology of the small bowel. The disease is usually asymptomatic and must be taken into consideration in cases of unexplained malabsorption, anemia, chronic abdominal pain or discomfort. Related complications such as diverticulitis, perforation, bleeding or intestinal obstruction appear in 10-30% of the patients increasing morbidity and mortality rates. We herein report a case of a 55 year-old man presented at the emergency department with acute abdominal pain, vomiting and fever. Preoperative radiological examination followed by laparotomy revealed multiple giant jejunal diverticula causing intestinal obstruction. We also review the literature for this uncommon disease.

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