Seldom found acute abdomen: perforated diverticulum in the transverse colon

Int Surg. 1999 Jan-Mar;84(1):43-5.


The authors report a recently examined rare case of isolated perforated diverticulum of the transverse colon. At surgery, a perforated omentum-sealed diverticulum was found in the third distal wall of the transverse colon. A diverticulectomy was performed. The postoperative course was excellent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diverticulum, Colon / complications*
  • Diverticulum, Colon / diagnosis
  • Diverticulum, Colon / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome