Acute abdomen caused by a jejunal diverticulum perforation: A rare clinical entity Jejunal di̇verti̇kül perforasyonuna baǧli geli̇şen akut abdomen: Nadi̇r görülen bi̇r kli̇ni̇k anti̇te

Ozdemir A., Ulas M., Karaman K., Teke Z., Ozer I., Ercan M., ...More

Anatolian Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol.4, no.3, pp.168-170, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Anatolian Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-170
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Jejunal diverticula are rare and usually asymptomatic. However, perforation of a diverticulum can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. There is no specific diagnostic method. Clinical signs may mimic acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis, peptic ulcer perforation and colonic diverticulitis. The true diagnosis is usually made during the operation, and the resection of involved bowel segment is required. We herein present a case of acute abdomen caused by a jejunal diverticulum perforation which should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen.