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.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Acute small bowel diverticulitis in a patient with crohn’s disease. Report of one case|
|Número de páginas||5|
|Publicación||Revista Medica de Chile|
|Estado||Publicada - 2017|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
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- Crohn disease
- Jejunal disease