Two cases of complicated jejunal diverticulosis in a low-resource peripheral teaching hospital

Authors

  • Salman Farooq Dar Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Maria Mehmood Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Adnan Zafar Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Saleem Raza Shah Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ateeq Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.5337

Abstract

Jejunal diverticula, like other intestinal diverticula, can become complicated and present as acute abdomen. Diagnosis is difficult and management in complicated cases can be surgical as well as conservative. We present two cases of complicated jejunal diverticulosis that presented with acute abdomen and were managed surgically. Post-operative recovery was satisfactory. Jejunal diverticula is a diagnostic challenge in a low-resource peripheral hospital.

Keywords: Jejunal diverticula, Perforation, Low-resource hospital, Diverticulitis.

Author Biographies

Salman Farooq Dar, Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan

Post graduate resident, Department of surgery

Maria Mehmood, Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan

Post graduate resident, Department of surgery

Adnan Zafar, Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan

Post graduate resident, Department of surgery

Saleem Raza Shah, Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan

Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery

Muhammad Ateeq, Department of Surgery, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat, Pakistan

Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery

Published

2022-12-15

Issue

Section

Case Report