Coloenteric fistula in a young patient with recurrent diverticulitis: A case report and review of the literature

D. S. Ahmad, E. E. Quist, G. F. Hutchins, I. Bhat

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Abstract

The development of colonic diverticula is common in developed countries and complications of colonic diverticulosis are responsible for a remarkable burden of the disease. The natural history and management of complicated and recurrent diverticulitis in young patients are still a matter of debate. Coloenteric fistula is a rare complication of diverticulitis in young adults. In this report, and utilising a case study, we will review the natural history, outcome and management of acute diverticulitis in the young.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-361
Number of pages4
JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume74
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Coloenteric
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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