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May 1971

Intramesenteric Perforation of Colon Diverticulitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery University of Washington School of Medicine and the Third University Surgical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Seattle.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(5):471-473. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350050037012

Three cases of intramesenteric perforation of colon diverticula illustrate the clinical variations of this disease. Very often the acute illness occurs de novo without a past history of diverticulitis. This lesion can masquerade as cholangitis and may result in a negative biliary tract exploration. The barium enema can give equivocal findings. This experience leads to suggestions for operative diagnosis and treatment.

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