Jejunal diverticular perforation: a masquerader in the elderly during COVID era


  • N. Shajini Institute of General Surgery, Madras Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M. Senthilkumar Institute of General Surgery, Madras Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



Non-specific, Jejunal diverticulum, Gut trophism, Surgical, Mortality


Jejunal pseudo-diverticulosis is a rare, acquired condition. In this era of COVID-19 pandemic, although there is insufficient data to suggest causation, gastro-intestinal complications of it have been reported. Being associated with high mortality, our case sheds light onto a potential gastrointestinal manifestation of COVID-19 and implicates the need for a high clinical suspicion of complicated jejunal diverticulosis in the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) positive elderly presenting with acute abdomen, having had long-term non-specific symptoms.


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