Jejunal Diverticulitis: A Rare Case of Severe Peritonitis.
Sanford School of Medicine Affiliation
Transplantation and Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Computed tomography, Diverticulitis, Jejunum, Laparoscopy, 10.1159/000321091Small bowel
A 25-year-old African American female with no prior medical/surgical history presented with abdominal pain and fever. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed jejunal wall thickening with an air-fluid-filled mass in the adjacent mesentery. At laparotomy, a segmental jejunal resection with the abscess cavity followed by primary anastomosis was performed. Pathological evaluation of the specimen revealed a large mesenteric abscess contiguous with a perforated solitary jejunal diverticulum. We provide a discussion of jejunal diverticulitis as an unusual cause of peritonitis.
Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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Sakpal, Sujit Vijay; Fried, Kenneth; and Chamberlain, Ronald Scott, "Jejunal Diverticulitis: A Rare Case of Severe Peritonitis." (2010). Department of Surgery. 20.