Clinical implications of jejunoileal diverticular disease.

  title={Clinical implications of jejunoileal diverticular disease.},
  author={Walter E. Longo and Anthony M. Vernava},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={35 4},
Congenital and acquired diverticula of the jejunum and ileum in the adult are unusual and occur in approximately 1 percent to 2 percent of the population. They are pulsion diverticula thought to be the result of intestinal dyskinesia. These lesions can produce a significant diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. They are multiple in the jejunum and solitary distally and are characteristically found in 60- or 70-year-old males. The diagnosis may be confirmed with contrast studies of the small… CONTINUE READING