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Jejunal diverticulitis manifesting with abdominal wall abscess.
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PMID:  7485029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Jejunal diverticulosis is generally considered to be an innocuous condition, but serious complications can arise and lead to acute or chronic syndromes. In this report, we describe a case of jejunal diverticulitis presenting with an abdominal wall abscess. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of jejunal diverticulitis complicated by fistula formation leading to the development of an abdominal wall abscess. Because jejunal diverticula generally localize at the mesenteric border and their perforation tends to result in intra-abdominal abscess formation, we speculate that the abdominal wall abscess described in our case here was due to adhesions of jejunal loops to the abdominal wall secondary to previous abdominal surgeries.
O A Alvarez; A Mejia; V S Ostrower; M Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-08     Completed Date:  1995-12-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2060-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / epidemiology,  etiology*
Abdominal Muscles*
Diverticulitis / complications*,  epidemiology
Intestinal Fistula / etiology*
Jejunal Diseases / complications*,  epidemiology

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