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Synchronous perforation of sigmoid diverticula: a rare presentation.
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2009; 15(3):293-4UT

Abstract

Diverticular disease affects more than 50% of the population over the age of 60 years in the west and becomes even more common as the population ages. Diverticulitis is one of the complications of diverticular disease and can culminate into colonic perforation. Though perforated diverticular disease is not uncommon, synchronous colonic perforations in diverticulitis is rare. Our patient was admitted with acute abdomen and exploratory laparotomy revealed two side-by-side perforations of the sigmoid colon. A Hartmann's procedure was performed. Macro- and microscopic evaluation confirmed the presence of two perforated sigmoid diverticula due to diverticulitis. Simultaneous perforation of two abreast sigmoid diverticula is uncommon; thus, a cautious surgeon should always take into account such a probable diagnosis.

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Department of Surgery, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, UK. imranandrabi@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19562554

Citation

Andrabi, Syed Imran Hussain, et al. "Synchronous Perforation of Sigmoid Diverticula: a Rare Presentation." Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi = Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery : TJTES, vol. 15, no. 3, 2009, pp. 293-4.
Andrabi SI, Latif MU, Ahmad J, et al. Synchronous perforation of sigmoid diverticula: a rare presentation. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2009;15(3):293-4.
Andrabi, S. I., Latif, M. U., Ahmad, J., Malik, A. H., & El-Hakeem, A. A. (2009). Synchronous perforation of sigmoid diverticula: a rare presentation. Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi = Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery : TJTES, 15(3), pp. 293-4.
Andrabi SI, et al. Synchronous Perforation of Sigmoid Diverticula: a Rare Presentation. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2009;15(3):293-4. PubMed PMID: 19562554.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Synchronous perforation of sigmoid diverticula: a rare presentation. AU - Andrabi,Syed Imran Hussain, AU - Latif,Muhammad Usman, AU - Ahmad,Jawad, AU - Malik,Arshad Hussain, AU - El-Hakeem,Ahmed A S, PY - 2009/6/30/entrez PY - 2009/6/30/pubmed PY - 2009/9/26/medline SP - 293 EP - 4 JF - Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES JO - Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg VL - 15 IS - 3 N2 - Diverticular disease affects more than 50% of the population over the age of 60 years in the west and becomes even more common as the population ages. Diverticulitis is one of the complications of diverticular disease and can culminate into colonic perforation. Though perforated diverticular disease is not uncommon, synchronous colonic perforations in diverticulitis is rare. Our patient was admitted with acute abdomen and exploratory laparotomy revealed two side-by-side perforations of the sigmoid colon. A Hartmann's procedure was performed. Macro- and microscopic evaluation confirmed the presence of two perforated sigmoid diverticula due to diverticulitis. Simultaneous perforation of two abreast sigmoid diverticula is uncommon; thus, a cautious surgeon should always take into account such a probable diagnosis. SN - 1306-696X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19562554/Synchronous_perforation_of_sigmoid_diverticula:_a_rare_presentation_ L2 - http://www.journalagent.com/pubmed/linkout.asp?ISSN=1306-696X&PMID=19562554 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -