DIVERTICULOSIS OF THE SMALL BOWEL, 24561

24561              DIVERTICULOSIS OF THE SMALL BOWEL

 

This 79-year old man was admitted with respiratory failure after a long history of chronic obstructive airways disease.  He developed Haemophilus pneumonia and died from pulmonary embolism.  At postmortem many large thin-walled diverticula were found in the first 2 metres of the jejunum.  The remainder of the small and large bowel was normal.

 

The specimen is a portion of jejunum showing some of these diverticula, which project into the mesenteric attachment on each side in the typical fashion.

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