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A Rare Complication of Closed Loop Obstruction with Mesenteric Volvulus Due to Jejunal Diverticulosis—a Case Report

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Jejunal diverticulosis is a rare condition seen in 1–2% of the population and is asymptomatic in 80% of its patients. It can however rarely produce life-threatening complications such as perforation, bleeding, and obstruction. Diagnosis is often delayed in such patients causing high mortality. We report a 79-year-old gentleman presenting with intestinal obstruction for 2 days with peritoneal signs. CT revealed jejunal dilatation with twisting of mesentery with whirlpool sign and closed loop obstruction of jejunum. A differential diagnosis of jejunal diverticulosis should be considered when encountering patients in the elderly age group in an emergency setting.

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All authors listed on the title page have contributed significantly to the work and to the preparation of the manuscript. Dr. Ankit Jain: conceptualization, defining the study, extensive literature search, manuscript editing, and reviewing of the manuscript. Dr. Sree Subramanaiam: project writing and management, defining the study, extensive literature search, performing the study, practical work, operative work, and manuscript writing. Dr. Angeline Mary Samy: project writing and management, defining the study, extensive literature search, performing the study, practical work, operative work, manuscript writing, and editing and reviewing of the manuscript.

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Subramaniyan, S., Samy, A.M. & Jain, A. A Rare Complication of Closed Loop Obstruction with Mesenteric Volvulus Due to Jejunal Diverticulosis—a Case Report. SN Compr. Clin. Med. 4, 116 (2022).

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