Perforated diverticulitis of the transverse colon

Yehuda Shperber, Ariel Halevy, Jan Oland, Ruben Orda*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A case of localized, perforated diverticulitis of the transverse colon in a 45-year-old woman is presented. Preoperatively, this rare disease is indistinguishable from other acute surgical conditions, and often is mistaken for carcinoma at laparotomy. This report increases awareness of this unusual condition, and emphasizes the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic implications. Case reports described in the literature are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1986


  • Diverticulitis
  • Transverse colon


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