Jejunoileal Diverticulosis: A ReviewC. T. Ward Coker1, Amit Karmur2 and Jeffrey S. Barton3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jeffrey S. Barton
Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center Department of Surgery
Section of Colorectal Surgery
New Orleans, United States
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: Jan 07, 2016 Accepted Date: Mar 04, 2016 Published Date: Mar 07, 2016
Citation: Coker CTW, Karmur A, Barton JS (2016) Jejunoileal Diverticulosis: A Review. J Colitis Diverticulitis 1:105. doi: 10.4172/jcdc.1000005
Copyright: © 2015Coker CTW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Jejunoileal diverticulosis (JID) is an acquired condition affecting up to 0.06-1.3% of the population of the United States, with a peak incidence of 60-80 years old. While often asymptomatic, JID can present in numerous ways ranging from chronic mal absorption to acute hemorrhage to perforation and sepsis. Treatment of JID is best catered to the presenting symptoms. The following review details the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, presenting signs and symptoms, and treatment options for this uncommon disease.