Case Reports

Surgery Today

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 192-195

Complicated jejunal diverticulosis: Report of a case

  • Carlo Maria FronticelliAffiliated withSixth Division of General Surgery, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital
  • , Paolo BelloraAffiliated withSixth Division of General Surgery, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital
  • , Alessandro FerreroAffiliated withSixth Division of General Surgery, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital
  • , Gian Carlo AnselmettiAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital
  • , Giorgio PassarinoAffiliated withDepartment of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Division of Pathological Anatomy, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital
  • , Paola BurloAffiliated withDepartment of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Division of Pathological Anatomy, University of Turin, Molinette Hospital

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Abstract

The authors report a case of complicated multiple jejunal diverticulosis and review the data from the literature on this pathology. A 74-year-old man was admitted to our unit presenting with symptoms of intestinal obstruction. He had previously experienced three episodes of the same symptomatology with melena. Endoscopy excluded gastroduodenal or colonic bleeding; an X-ray of the small bowel detected multiple large jejunal diverticula. The patient underwent surgery: a jejunal resection was performed just below the Treitz angle extending about 60–70 cm. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the 8th postoperative day. At present, the patient is doing well and has not since demonstrated any symptoms of either intestinal obstruction or melena.

Key Words

jejunal diverticulosis physiopathology complication