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Perforation of acquired small bowel diverticulum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10079644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 77-year old woman was seen with an unusual pathologic entity after emergent abdominal exploration--a ruptured small bowel diverticulum. This patient had a known previous history of colonic diverticulosis when she had acute onset of severe abdominal pain. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy with resection of representative segments of small and large bowel. The large bowel had evidence of diverticulosis, while the small bowel resected segment had evidence of diverticulitis with rupture. An extensive review of the literature revealed a very small number of reported cases in the world literature (less than 150 cases). We reviewed the history of reported cases of ruptured and nonruptured small bowel diverticular disease, as well as this case.
J Schock; H Mainster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0098-6151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-07     Completed Date:  1999-04-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Botsford General Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulitis / complications*,  epidemiology
Diverticulum, Colon / complications
Intestine, Small / injuries*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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