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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2007; 6(3): 130-131


DIVERTICULOSIS OF THE JEJUNUM AS A CAUSE OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION

M. Javed Rajput, Abdul Sattar Memon and Shabnum Rani.


Abstract

Jejunal diverticuli are rare, usually asymptomatic, and seen as incidental findings. Complications
such as bleeding, perforation, diverticulitis and intestinal obstruction may warrant surgical
intervention. This is case report of an old man who presented with sub acute intestinal obstruction.
Exploratory laparotomy revealed jejunal diverticuli adherent to previous epigastric
hernia repair scar along with omentum causing intestinal obstruction. Resection and end-to-end
anastomosis was done.

Key words: Jejunal diverticulum. Sub acute intestinal obstruction. Resection. End-to-end anastomosis.






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