Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum - an Unusual Presentation

Authors

  • Kamal Koirala KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Mahesh Khakurel KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Reetu Barai KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

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

Author Biographies

Kamal Koirala, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Surgery KIST Medical College and Teaching
Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Mahesh Khakurel, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Surgery KIST Medical College and Teaching
Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Reetu Barai, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Department of Pathology,  KIST Medical College and Teaching
Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal

Downloads

Published

2014-07-04

Issue

Section

General Section - Case Reports