Small-bowel diverticulosis

Steven C. Cunningham, Christopher J. Gannon, Lena M. Napolitano

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Diffuse jejunoileal diverticulosis with pneumoperitoneum but without peritonitis is an uncommon but well-documented entity. Cases of jejunoileal diverticular perforation in which the perforation is evident are managed with resection of the diseased bowel and primary anastomosis. In the absence of an intraoperative finding of a perforation or an area of discrete inflammation, copious irrigation and closure of the abdomen is appropriate in cases of diffuse small-bowel diverticulosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Microperforation
  • Pneumoperitoneum
  • Small-bowel diverticulosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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