Severe abdominal pain and thrombocytopenia—Typical symptoms of occult jejunal diverticulum perforation?

@article{Klee1997SevereAP,
  title={Severe abdominal pain and thrombocytopenia—Typical symptoms of occult jejunal diverticulum perforation?},
  author={Friedrich E. Klee and Brigitte R. Osswald and Stefan Wysocki},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={32},
  pages={246-250}
}
Complicated small-bowel diverticula cause abdominal pain, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, small-bowel obstruction, and peritonitis. The present patient, had an occult perforation of a small-bowel diverticulum. There were diverticula throughout the whole small bowel. Preoperatively thrombocytopenia (98000 thrombocytes/cc), was noted. Without any special treatment, i.e., transfusion, the thrombocyte level increased after surgical treatment to normal levels. Although the incidence of small-bowel… CONTINUE READING
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