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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 103943, 3 pages
Case Report

Perforated Jejunal Diverticula Secondary to a Large Faecolith: A Rare Cause of the Acute Abdomen

Department of General Surgery, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 3EA, UK

Received 25 September 2014; Revised 14 December 2014; Accepted 15 December 2014; Published 30 December 2014

Academic Editor: Dimitrios Mantas

Copyright © 2014 Peter John Webster 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.


Jejunal diverticula are uncommon and usually asymptomatic. Very rarely, they can lead to acute complications such as bleeding, obstruction, and perforation. This report describes our experience of a case of jejunal diverticula perforation secondary to a large faecolith, with particular focus on the aetiology and management of this rare condition.