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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 115-117

Total laparoscopic management of large complicated jejunal diverticulum

Department of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi - 110 060, India

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Pradeep Chowbey
Department of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110 060
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.59311

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Jejunoileal diverticulae, also referred to as non-Meckelian diverticulae, are very uncommon. These diverticulae are considered to be acquired pulsion diverticulae and they mostly occur in older people. Their prevalence increases with age. About 80% of these diverticulae occur in jejunum and are usually multiple. Patients with jejunoileal diverticulae present with nonspecific symptoms. The clinical picture of a complicated jejunoileal diverticulae can be confused with other intra-abdominal acute conditions such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, perforated ulcer, etc. Nonmechanical or pseudoobstruction is related to the dyskinesia associated with this condition. The diagnosis is made by a small bowel contrast study, enteroclysis, endoscopy or computed tomography. A surgical approach is the best form of treatment for complicated jejunoileal diverticulae. Laparoscopy is very useful in diagnosing and treating this condition. The current report is about a patient who presented with recurrent subacute intestinal obstruction and was managed by laparoscopy.


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