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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-17

Transverse colon diverticulitis: An uncommon cause of a surgical acute abdomen

Department of General Surgery, St Philomena's Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Sangeetha Siva
228, B3, Netravathi, National Games Village, Koramangala, Bengaluru - 560 047, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijcs.ijcs_14_21

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Diverticula are small mucosal herniations protruding through the intestinal layers and smooth muscle along the natural openings created by the vasa recta or nutrient vessels in the wall of the colon. Diverticulitis of the transverse colon is a rare disorder which is often confused with other conditions and presents a challenge in diagnosis. We, here, report a case of transverse colon diverticulitis with mesocolic abscess treated surgically. This report increases awareness of this unusual condition.

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