International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017 | Rating: 6.1 / 10

Acute Presentations of Jejunal Diverticula as Acute Abdomen - A Case Series

Dr. Madhu C. P | Dr. Deepak Naik.P | Dr. Varun Akinapally

Abstract: Jejunal pseudo-diverticulosis is a rare acquired herniation of the mucosa and submucosa through weakened areas of the muscularis mucosa of the mesenteric aspect of the bowel. They are asymptomatic in the majority of cases, however, they can present with a wide spectrum of non-specific symptoms such as chronic abdominal discomfort, postprandial flatulence, diarrhoea, malabsorption and steattorhoea. In up to 15 % of cases, more serious acute complications may arise such as the development of intestinal obstruction, haemorrhage or as in our case, localized peritonitis secondary to perforation. Perforation carries an overall mortality rate of up to 40 % and exploratory laparotomy followed by copious lavage with segmental resection and primary anastomosis remains the mainstay of managing such sequalae of jejunal pseudo-diverticulosis. Our case series highlights the importance of maintaining a high clinical suspicion of complications of jejunal diverticula presenting with acute abdomen

Keywords: Jejunal diverticula, Intestinal perforation, Intestinal obstruction

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,

Pages: 1759 - 1762

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