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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 970457, 5 pages
Case Report

Small Bowel Hamartoma: A Huge Diverticulum of Small Bowel

1Department of General Surgery, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering NN16 8UZ, UK
2Department of UGI Surgery, University Hospital of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK
3Department of Histopathology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering NN16 8UZ, UK
4Department of Radiology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering NN16 8UZ, UK

Received 2 August 2013; Revised 22 October 2013; Accepted 4 November 2013

Academic Editor: Hitoshi Okamura

Copyright © 2013 Hamdi Ebdewi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A-20-year old male, with no significant medical history, presented with clinical features mimicking a perforated acute appendicitis. Because of features of peritonitis, a laparotomy was performed which showed a segment of small bowel with multiple large diverticula and mesenteric cysts. A segmental small bowel resection was performed. The patient made an uneventful recovery from surgery. Histology revealed features of a small bowel hamartoma.