Acute small bowel diverticulitis in a patient with crohn’s disease. Report of one case

Macarena Hevia, Rodrigo Quera, Leonardo Soto, Tomás Regueira, Andrés O’Brien, Andrés Larach, Udo Kronberg

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Abstract

Diverticular disease of the small intestine is rare, especially when it is located in the jejunum. It is generally asymptomatic, but in some patients it may have complications such as acute diverticulitis with peritonitis, gastrointestinal bleeding or obstruction. In such cases, the recommended treatment is surgery. We report a 77-year-old patient with ileal Crohn’s disease with a long-standing inflammatory phenotype, who developed acute diverticulitis of the jejunum presenting a severe septic shock and secondary multiple-organ failure. It resolved with medical treatment and prolonged antibiotic therapy.

Translated title of the contributionAcute small bowel diverticulitis in a patient with crohn’s disease. Report of one case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume145
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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