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Diverticular disease of the jejunum and its complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2110429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Jejunal diverticulosis is an uncommon, acquired condition that has been encountered recently in four patients. These cases (two patients with diverticulitis, one patient with chronic abdominal pain, and one patient incidentally discovered at laparotomy for colonic diverticulitis) are reported. Acute complications of jejunal diverticulosis include diverticulitis, bleeding, and intestinal obstruction. Chronic complications include intractable abdominal pain, malabsorption, and intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Up to 15 per cent of patients with jejunal diverticulosis may require small-bowel resection for treatment of these acute or chronic complications. The clinical significance, proper diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of jejunal diverticular disease are reviewed.
C B Ross; W O Richards; K W Sharp; P D Bertram; P W Schaper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-07     Completed Date:  1990-06-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Aged, 80 and over
Chronic Disease
Diverticulum / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Jejunal Diseases / complications*,  radiography,  surgery

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