Perforated Jejunal Diverticulosis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Dimitrios Linardoutsos, Tsamis Dimitrios, Panagiotis Spirakopoulos, Eirini Sklika, Georgios Patrinios

Abstract


Diverticular disease of the Jejunum is a rare entity. Most patients with small bowel diverticula are asymptomatic. Patients who develop symptoms generally report symptoms that reflect associated complications. The most common are nonspecific epigastric pain or flatulent dyspepsia, mainly post prandial. Complication rates as high as 10-12% for duodenal diverticulosis and 46% for jejunal diverticulosis have been reported. Although there is no consensus on the management of asymptomatic jejunal diverticula disease, some complications are potentially life-threatening and require early surgical intervention.



J Med Cases. 2013;4(7):439-442
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1276w

Keywords


Jejunal; Diverticulosis; Diverticulitis; Abscess; Perforation; Peritonitis; Enterectomy; Mortality

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