Unusual cases of perforated diverticulitis of colon

J Fla Med Assoc. 1990 Sep;77(9):814-7.


Two extraordinary cases of perforated diverticulitis with extraperitoneal presentation are described. The diagnosis should be kept in mind in unusual cases of pain or sepsis in the elderly. A brief review of pathogenesis is given. Surgical treatment with primary resection and drainage is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / diagnosis
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Colonic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Diverticulum, Colon / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Perforation / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged