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A rare case of jejunal diverticulitis

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S Tilakaratne,

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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W Coomaraswamy,

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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SD Ratnapala

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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Abstract

Jejunal diverticulitis is a rare condition which usually occurs in the elderly. Autopsy studies have revealed an incidence between 1.3% and 4.6% and radiological studies indicated an incidence between 0.02% and 2.3%. The condition is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can mimic other conditions of acute abdomen. Perforation and other complications of diverticula are common in this condition. We report a patient with jejunal diverticulitis who was successfully treated surgically.  

DOI: 10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1186

Galle Medical Journal Vol.14(1) 2009 79-80

How to Cite: Tilakaratne, S., Coomaraswamy, W. & Ratnapala, S., (2009). A rare case of jejunal diverticulitis. Galle Medical Journal. 14(1), pp.79–80. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1186
Published on 08 Oct 2009.
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