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Jejunal diverticulae: reports of two cases with review of literature.
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PMID:  23133166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Jejunal diverticulosis (JD) is a rare disease of elderly people. Majority of diagnosed individuals are asymptomatic and found incidentally. The disease is clinically significant because of associated potential risk of serious complications. Due to the rarity and variable presentation of this clinical entity, diagnosis is often difficult and delayed, resulting in unnecessary morbidity and mortality. Clinical presentations, signs, diagnosis, complications and treatment of JD are discussed through a review of the literature and report of two cases.
METHODS: A literature review was done for analysis of diagnosis, treatment and complications of JD. Two cases of JD diagnosed and treated in our institution are also presented.
CONCLUSION: JD is a rare disease which has variable presentations and thus poses a challenge to our diagnostic skills. Awareness about complications and presentation of the condition is needed for early detection and avoiding unnecessary mortality.
Onkar Singh; Shilpi Singh Gupta; Sumit Shukla; Raj K Mathur; Satish Shukla
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of surgery     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0972-2068     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  2012-11-08     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373026     Medline TA:  Indian J Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-44     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, M.G.M. Medical College & M.Y. Hospital, Indore, 452 001 India.
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