Jejunal diverticulitis: Things to know to prevent diagnostic mistake

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Mario Giuffrida
Gennaro Perrone
Salomone Di Saverio
Alfredo Annicchiarico
Vittoria Pattonieri
Elena Bonati
Antonio Tarasconi
Fausto Catena

Keywords

jejunal diverticulitis, emergent surgery, jejunal resection

Abstract

We report a peculiar case of jejunal diverticulitis in 54-year-old female. Since hospital admission, a colonic diverticulitis was suspected. CT scan of the abdomen showed multiple fluid collections with free intraperitoneal extraluminal air, suggesting bowel perforation. A complicated acute diverticulitis of the colon was suspected but intraoperatively, a perforated acute diverticulitis of jejunum was detected. The aim of this work is to evidence the key role of CT scan of the abdomen in differential diagnosis of unfrequently pathological entities, such as jejunal diverticulitis, to prevent diagnostic mistakes.

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