Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum - an Unusual Presentation

Authors

  • Kamal Koirala Department of Surgery, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur
  • Mahesh Khakurel Department of Surgery, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur
  • Reeta Barai Department of Pathology, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v1i1.13016

Keywords:

acute abdomen, diverticular perforation, jejunal diverticulum, small bowel diverticular disease

Abstract

Jejunal diverticula are rare and usually asymptomatic. Acute complications may include haemorrhage, diverticulitis, obstruction, abscess formation and perforation. Here we report a case of 61 years lady who presented with generalized abdominal pain, vomiting and fever. There were features of acute peritonitis on examination. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a perforated jejunal diverticulum. Resection of the jejunal segment containing the perforated diverticulum and primary anastomosis was done. Histopathological examination revealed jejunal diverticulum with pinhole perforation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v1i1.13016  

Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences. 2014 Jun;1(1):43-45

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2015-07-20

How to Cite

Koirala, K., Khakurel, M., & Barai, R. (2015). Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum - an Unusual Presentation. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 1(1), 43–45. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v1i1.13016

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General Section: Case Reports