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July 1960

Jejunal Diverticulum with Inflammation and Peritonitis

Author Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Kaiser Foundation Medical Center.

Arch Surg. 1960;81(1):45-49. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1960.01300010047006

Historical Background and Incidence  Non-Meckelian diverticula in the jejunum have been well discussed in world literature. According to Fisher in 1900, the first reports were presented by Sommervit in 1794 and Voigtel in 1804. In the English literature, Cooper in 1804 and Osler in 1881 described this condition as incidental findings at autopsy. The first case of jejunal diverticula in a living patient was reported by Gordinier and Sampson23 in 1906.Non-Meckelian diverticula of the jejunum represent the least common of diverticula affecting the gastrointestinal tract, but they do occur more frequently in this area than in the ileum. The proximal portion of the jejunum is most frequently involved. According to the 122 cases of Dixon's series3 in 1943, 100 occurred in the jejunum. In 17 the diverticula were limited to the ileum, and in 5 they were scattered throughout the small intestine.Radiological demonstration of diverticulosis was

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