Perforated Jejunal Diverticulum - an Unusual Presentation
Jejunal diverticula are rare and usually asymptomatic. Acute complications
may include haemorrhage, diverticulitis, obstruction, abscess formation and
perforation.Â Here we report a case of 61 years lady who presented with generalizedÂ abdominal pain, vomiting and fever. There were features of acute peritonitisÂ on examination. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a perforated jejunalÂ diverticulum. Resection of the jejunal segment containing the perforatedÂ diverticulum and primary anastomosis was done. HistopathologicalÂ examination revealed jejunal diverticulum with pinhole perforation.
Keywords: acute abdomen, diverticular perforation, jejunal diverticulum,
small bowel diverticular disease