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Diverticulitis of the jejunum: clinical and radiological features.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1991603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes three cases of jejunal diverticulitis in elderly women, who had presented with pain and tenderness in the periumbilical region or the left side of the abdomen, low-grade fever, anemia, and weight loss. The findings were initially attributed to possible inflammatory or neoplastic lesions of the colon. However, gastrointestinal barium studies and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen proved crucial in establishing the preoperative diagnosis of jejunal diverticulitis and its associated abscess in the adjacent mesentery or abdominal wall. The clinical and radiological manifestations of this uncommon entity are herein presented along with a brief review of the pertinent literature.
E C Benya; G G Ghahremani; J J Brosnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal radiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0364-2356     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest Radiol     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-08     Completed Date:  1991-03-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611134     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Evanston Hospital-McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Illinois 60201.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Anemia / etiology
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Diverticulitis / complications,  radiography*
Fever / etiology
Jejunal Diseases / complications,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Weight Loss
Reg. No./Substance:
7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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