Perforated congenital diverticulum of the sigmoid colon.


A case of perforation of a congenital sigmoid diverticulum producing diffuse peritonitis in a 4-year-old boy is presented. Physical examination showed an acute abdomen despite a normal computed tomography study. Successful surgical treatment was achieved by excision of the diverticulum, adjacent bowel, and an end-to-end anastomosis. 


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