Jejunal diverticulitis complicated by contained perforation

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


One week of abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Gas-containing walled-off collection in the small bowel mesentery. Adjacent are inflamed jejunal diverticula. 

Uncomplicated colonic diverticular disease is also noted. Cholecystectomy with expected biliary tree dilatation. 

Case Discussion

Jejunal diverticulitis is rare. It tends to occur in older patients, and can often present with an intra-abdominal collection representing a contained perforation as in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 52121
Published: 22nd Mar 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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