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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 22;2014. pii: bcr-2013-202673. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202673.

Perforated jejunal diverticulum: a rare presentation of acute abdomen.

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Department of Surgery, Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Abstract

Jejunal diverticulosis is a rare entity with a reported clinical incidence of 0.5%. However, symptoms relating to its presence are non-specific, which does not only delay diagnosis, but also increases the risk of serious complications approaching 15%. We report a case of perforated jejunal diverticulum presented with a 6-month history of significant weight loss and acute abdominal pain. We discuss clinical presentation in both simple and complex cases, diagnostic pitfalls and management strategies.

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24658523
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PMC3962869
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10.1136/bcr-2013-202673
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