Diverticulitis of the jejunum: Clinical and radiological features

Ellen C. Benya, Gary G. Ghahremani*, Jerome J. Brosnan

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Abstract

This article describes three cases of jejunal diverticulitis in elderly women, who had presented with pain and tenderness in the periumbilical region or the left side of the abdomen, lowgrade fever, anemia, and weight loss. The findings were initially attributed to possible inflammatory or neoplastic lesions of the colon. However, gastrointestinal barium studies and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen proved crucial in establishing the preoperative diagnosis of jejunal diverticulitis and its associated abscess in the adjacent mesentery or abdominal wall. The clinical and radiological manifestations of this uncommon entity are herein presented along with a brief review of the pertinent literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991

Keywords

  • Abdomen, CT
  • Intestinal diverticula, complications
  • Jejunum, diverticulitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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