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Although a rare phenomenon, jejunal or ileal diverticulitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain with raised inflammatory markers in an elderly patient. The condition should certainly be considered if an abscess or inflammatory mass are identified involving the small bowel on CT with coronal reconstruction being a valuable aid in its diagnosis.






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Jejunal diverticulitis: an unusual cause of an intra-abdominal abscess - coronal Computed Tomography reconstruction can aid the diagnosis

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Abstract
Jejunal diverticulitis is a rare condition that can present with an acute abdomen and be referred for imaging. We present the case of an elderly patient who at CT was diagnosed with an intra-abdominal abscess involving both jejunum and transverse colon. However, the underlying eitiology was not initially clear until small bowel barium follow-through. Pertinent points regarding CT findings in jejunal diverticulitis are discussed, and practical recommendations in small bowel diverticulum recognition and diagnosis are made.






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