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January 19, 2009

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

Arch Surg. 2009;144(1):88. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2008.533-b

The patient was taken to the operating room and first underwent diagnostic laparoscopy revealing a significant amount of periappendiceal purulent fluid. The appendix was removed laparoscopically. The procedure was then converted to an open exploration through a periumbilical midline incision. An approximately 5 × 5-cm pedunculated mass was identified arising from the proximal jejunum approximately 40 cm from the ligament of Treitz (Figure 2). Perforation of the mass with its associated bowel was noted, and no other abnormalities were noted. The involved segment of bowel with its associated mesentery was resected with 10-cm margins and a stapled anastomosis performed.