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CT of jejunal diverticulitis: imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and clinical management

M Macari, M Faust, H Liang, H L Pachter
Clinical Radiology 2007, 62 (1): 73-7
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AIM: To describe the imaging findings of jejunal diverticulitis as depicted at contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and review the differential diagnosis and clinical management.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT and pathology databases were searched for the diagnosis of jejunal diverticulitis. Three cases were identified and the imaging and clinical findings correlated.

RESULTS: Jejunal diverticulitis presents as a focal inflammatory mass involving the proximal small bowel. A trial of medical management with antibiotics may be attempted. Surgical resection may be required if medical management is unsuccessful.

CONCLUSION: The imaging findings at MDCT may allow a specific diagnosis of jejunal diverticulitis to be considered and may affect the clinical management of the patient.

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