Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 103943, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/103943
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.

Linked References

  1. S. K. Al-Ahmedi and M. H. Saeed, “Antimesenteric jejunal diverticulosis: a case report,” European Journal of Surgical Sciences, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 96–98, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  2. R. A. Williams, D. D. Davidson, A. I. Serota, and S. E. Wilson, “Surgical problems of diverticula of the small intestine,” Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 152, no. 5, pp. 621–626, 1981. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. C. Kavanagh, C. Kaoutzanis, K. Spoor, and P. F. Friedman, “Perforated jejunal diverticulum: a rare presentation of acute abdomen,” BMJ Case Reports, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. E.-J. Chiu, Y.-M. Shyr, C.-H. Su, C.-W. Wu, and W.-Y. Lui, “Diverticular disease of the small bowel,” Hepato-Gastroenterology, vol. 47, no. 31, pp. 181–184, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. R. Akhrass, M. B. Yaffe, C. Fischer, J. Ponsky, and J. M. Shuck, “Small-bowel diverticulosis: perceptions and reality,” Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 184, no. 4, pp. 383–388, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. T. Quinn and P. Strauss, “Faecolith arising from jejunal diverticulosis: an unusual cause of small bowel obstruction in the virgin abdomen,” ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 84, no. 9, pp. 689–691, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. T. Monchal, E. Hornez, S. Bourgouin et al., “Enterolith ileus due to jejunal diverticulosis,” The American Journal of Surgery, vol. 199, no. 4, pp. e45–e47, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. P. P. Crace, A. Grisham, and G. Kerlakian, “Jejunal diverticular disease with unborn enterolith presenting as a small bowel obstruction: a case report,” American Surgeon, vol. 73, no. 7, pp. 703–705, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. R. Hyland and A. Chalmers, “CT features of jejunal pathology,” Clinical Radiology, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 1154–1162, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. P. Chugay, J. Choi, and X. D. Dong, “Jejunal diverticular disease complicated by enteroliths: report of two different presentations,” World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 26–29, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  11. A. D. Lassaletta, F. B. Fike, and K. R. Sheth, “Image of the month. Perforated small-bowel diverticulum with calcified fecalith,” The JAMA surgery, vol. 148, no. 6, pp. 577–578, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. R. Nonose, J. S. Valenciano, J. S. D. Souza Lima, E. F. Nascimento, C. M. G. Silva, and C. A. R. Martinez, “Jejunal diverticular perforation due to enterolith,” Case Reports in Gastroenterology, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 445–451, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. J. S. Novak, J. Tobias, and J. S. Barkin, “Nonsurgical management of acute jejunal diverticulitis: a review,” American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 92, no. 10, pp. 1929–1931, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. H. S. Colvin, C. Kuenfoo, T. K. Rajab, and T. Sayadatas, “Non-surgical management of recurrent perforation of a jejunal diverticulum following previous segmental bowel resection: a case report,” Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 3, article 7318, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. J. S. Butler, C. G. Collins, and G. P. McEntee, “Perforated jejunal diverticula: a case report,” Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 4, article 172, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus