Acute Abdomen caused by Perforated Jejunal Diverticulitis

Praveena, R. and Ang, C. W. and Lim, Hiong Chin and Wong, M. P. K. (2021) Acute Abdomen caused by Perforated Jejunal Diverticulitis. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 20 (3). pp. 145-147. ISSN 1823-4631, DOI

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Jejunal diverticulum accounts for only 25% of small bowel diverticula, and approximately 7% of these will present as complicated jejunal diverticulitis or perforation. Here, we described a case of jejunal diverticular perforation presented as acute abdominal peritonitis. The computed tomography of the abdomen suggested small bowel perforation and therefore, emergency surgical exploration was performed. Intraoperatively, multiple jejunal diverticulae were found with one forming a localised diverticular abscess. Segmental resection of the diseased segment with primary anastomosis was performed. The patient made an uneventful post-operative recovery. Although complicated jejunal diverticulitis is rare, emergency surgery is often warranted if perforation occurs. Computed tomography is valuable in the diagnosis and preoperative planning especially in an emergency surgical conundrum when there is equivocal clinical peritonitis or perforation.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jejunal diverticulitis; Perforated jejunum; Diverticular abscess
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 11:26
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 11:26

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