• Medicine
  • Published in
    The American journal of…
    1980

Giant sigmoid diverticulitis. A cause of partial small bowel obstruction.

@article{Oa1980GiantSD,
  title={Giant sigmoid diverticulitis. A cause of partial small bowel obstruction.},
  author={Fernando Vallesp{\'i}n O{\~n}a and R P Salamone and Peter Mehnert},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1980},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={
          350-2
        }
}
Partial small bowel obstruction developed in a patient with associated giant sigmoid diverticulitis. This complication resulted from the wall of the diverticulum adhering to a loop of terminal ileum. Small bowel obstruction had not been observed in the 15 cases of giant sigmoid diverticula reported in the literature.