Jejunal diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Pain and tenderness on left side of abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 74
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

CT scan demonstrates jejunal diverticulosis and wall thickening on a jejunum segment associated with inflammatory blurring of fat planes around and keeping intimate contact with the sigmoid colon, which has diverticular disease also. Small bubbles of pneumoperitoneum.

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CT Abdomen and pelvis

Jejunal diverticula.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the presence of diverticulosis of the colon and jejunum with an acute inflammatory set on a small segment of jejunum that keeps contact with sigmoid colon diverticula. The CT report described the findings and emphasised the hypothesis of complicated diverticulitis of the jejunum, which was subsequently confirmed by surgical approach.

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Case information

rID: 26308
Published: 12th Dec 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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