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Case report
Rare aetiology of abdominal pain: contained abscess secondary to perforated jejunal diverticulitis
  1. Enoch Yeung,
  2. Vishal Kumar,
  3. Zachary Dewar and
  4. Robert Behm
  1. Surgery, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Enoch Yeung; enot_2001{at}


A patient with a history of multiple jejunal diverticulosis (JD) presented with a non-peritonitic abdominal pain and leucocytosis. CT scan showed a thick-walled interloop collection within the left mid-abdomen with dilated bowels and mild diffuse air-fluid levels. Exploratory laparotomy revealed multiple diverticular outpouchings in the mid-jejunum, one of which was perforated, contained within the mesentery. Resection of the contained abscess and primary anastomosis were performed subsequently.

  • small intestine
  • surgery
  • pathology
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • general surgery

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  • Contributors VK, ZD, RB and EY all contributed towards conception and design. VK and EY drafted the article. VK, ZD, RB and EY revised it critically for important intellectual content. VK, ZD, RB and EY have all given final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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