Laparoscopic-directed small bowel resection for jejunal diverticulitis with perforation.


The authors report a case in which an 87-year-old woman underwent diagnostic laparoscopy for abdominal pain of unknown etiology. Jejunal diverticulosis was discovered with diverticulitis and perforation into the mesentery. Visualization of the appendix, ovaries, uterus, colon, and liver ruled out additional pathology. The disease was serious enough that… (More)


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