Case Report - Case Reports in Surgery and Invasive Procedures (2017) Volume 0, Issue 0
Volvulus with small bowel diverticula.
Diverticula are sac-like protrusions of the bowel wall and occur throughout the small and large bowel. Small bowel diverticula are usually asymptomatic and are discovered incidentally. Small bowel diverticula were first reported on autopsy by Cooper in 1907. Small intestinal diverticulosis refers to the clinical entity characterized by the presence of multiple saclike mucosal herniations through weak points in the intestinal wall. This manuscript describes the case of a gentleman with chronic abdominal pain, which was intra-operatively diagnosed with a small bowel volvulus and small bowel diverticulosis. The accompanying images as well as the patient’s radiological findings demonstrate the pattern of diverticula throughout the small bowel.Author(s): Jonathan Sivakumar