Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum - an Unusual Presentation

Kamal Koirala, Mahesh Khakurel, Reetu Barai


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.
Keywords: acute abdomen, diverticular perforation, jejunal diverticulum,
small bowel diverticular disease

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