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Journal of Coloproctology (Rio de Janeiro)

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CANTAO, Cássio Alfred Brattig et al. Jejunal diverticulitis as a cause of acute abdomen. J. Coloproctol. (Rio J.) [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.1, pp.50-52. ISSN 2317-6423.

Jejunoileal diverticulosis is an uncommon and underdiagnosed condition. Most patients are asymptomatic and require no specific treatment. A few patients, however, present life-threatening complications that may require surgical intervention. The purpose of this report is to illustrate a case of jejunoileal diverticulosis manifested as an acute abdomen.

Keywords : Jejunum; Diverticulum; Diverticulitis; Acute abdomen.

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