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Jejunal Diverticulosis perforation: rare cause of Acute Abdomen

Dkhissi Y, Bourakkadi Idrissi M, Benabddallah SI, El-Bouhaddouti H, Benjelloun E, Ousadden A, Ait Taleb K and Mouqit O

Introduction: Small bowel diverticulosis is a rare pathology; in contrast to colonic diverticular disease. It usually remains asymptomatic and undiscovered, until severe complications such as diverticulitis or even perforation occurs. We present a rare cause of acute abdominal pain with a case of jejunal diverticulitis complicated with perforation.

Case report: We report the case of an 84-year-old woman, who was admitted to the emergency department for the management of jejunal diverticulitis with perforation, who underwent immediate surgery after confirmation on abdominal CT-scan.

Conclusion: Jejunal diverticulitisis a rare entity that may lead to chronic non-specific abdominal symptoms. However, it can also present as an acute complication, one of its form being intestinal perforation, which may require immediate surgical intervention.