Published: 2019-09-26

Large jejunal diverticular faecolith causing small bowel obstruction: a bizarre cause of an acute abdomen

Sai Suraj Kotera, Chaithanya J., Hariprasad T. R., Rajagopalan S.


Jejunal diverticula are uncommon and usually asymptomatic. Very rarely, they can lead to acute complications such as bleeding, diverticulitis, perforation and obstruction. Incidence of faecolith in jejunal diverticula is also rarely reported. In this report we outline our experience of acute small bowel obstruction due to the dislodgement of the faecolith from diverticula into the jejunum, where patient was previously asymptomatic and successful management of the case. 


Small bowel obstruction, Diverticulosis, Jejunal diverticula, Faecolith

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