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Iatreia

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TORRES-RINCON, Ricardo A.  and  SALINAS-PARRA, Carolina. Hemoperitoneum secondary to sigmoid diverticulitis. Iatreia [online]. 2019, vol.32, n.2, pp.141-146. ISSN 0121-0793.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.iatreia.01.

Colonic diverticular disease is the term to describe the presence of an uninflamed diverticulum of the colon. It is considered a common disease, characterized by the formation of false diverticula in the colonic wall at points of weakness of that, its prevalence increases with age and a minority of patients affected by this disease develops acute diverticulitis. Its complications range from abscess or phlegmon, fistula formation, to intestinal obstruction and peritonitis. However, the development of spontaneous hemoperitoneum secondary to acute diverticular disease is an unusual form of presentation and therefore scarcely reported in the literature. Here is presented a case with a hemoperitoneum secondary to colonic diverticular perforation.

Keywords : Diverticulitis, Colonic; Hemoperitoneum; Intestinal Perforation; Rupture, Spontaneous.

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